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Texas Tech’s odds to win NCAA tournament increase to 22:1

Before the tournament started, the Red Raiders were given 75:1 odds just one month ago, but remain the least favored in their region to make the Final Four.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Texas Tech vs. Florida Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Odds are fascinating.

They reveal significant information about what the well-connected suits in Vegas are thinking. And today, they’re thinking Tech has a legitimate shot at the title.

The 22:1 odds given to the Red Raiders to win the national championship are the best Tech’s had all year. Still, of the remaining teams in the East region, Vegas has the least amount of confidence in Chris Beard’s team compared to the likes of Purdue, West Virginia and Villanova.

Who will win the East region?

Team Odds
Team Odds
Villanova 1:1
West Virginia 15:4
Purdue 4:1
Texas Tech 9:2

Duke has the best odds to win the Big Dance at 13:4, with Villanova behind the Blue Devils at 9:2, and then, perhaps most surprising, Gonzaga at 7:1.

Lastly, the line for Texas Tech vs. Purdue has been posted:

Texas Tech (+1.5)

Purdue (-1.5)

Looks like we’re the underdogs again, friends.