Duke Game Tonight: Duke vs. Texas Tech Injuries, Odds, Prediction

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball program is back in action in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. 

It is do-or-die time yet again for the Duke basketball team as the Blue Devils are matched up against Texas Tech in the Sweet 16 of the West Regional.

Texas Tech dumped Montana State and rallied to defeat Notre Dame in the Round of 32 while Duke had similar results against Cal State Fullerton and Michigan State.

The two programs have not met since the 2018-19 season in Madison Square Garden, where Zion Williamson led the Blue Devils on a late second-half charge for victory.

Since, Texas Tech has changed head coaches as Chris Beard left Lubbock for Austin as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns and Mark Adams was promoted as the head coach.

The Red Raiders have one of the best defenses in the country, and the high-powered Duke offense will be put to the test on Thursday night in San Francisco.

Duke Injury Report vs. Texas Tech

The Blue Devils had to escape some injury trouble in Greenville, South Carolina as both Wendell Moore and AJ Griffin were banged up.

Moore slipped twice and sustained a hip injury in the Round of 64 victory over Cal State Fullerton but was able to play against Michigan State.

Griffin twisted his ankle and did not return against the Spartans but appeared ready to return to action if needed.

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski said that his freshman forward practiced this week without pain and will be ready to go on Thursday night.

Duke vs. Texas Tech Odds: Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick

WynnBET’s College Basketball Odds lists Duke as a 1-point underdog against Texas Tech while the total is set at 137.

Texas Tech has one of the best defenses in the country, but its offense can be an issue at times this season.

The exact opposite can be said for Duke, which has an explosive offense but a defense that can be exploited.

The Blue Devils have proven over the last weekend that they can hurt teams from many different spots and positions on the floor, which will be vital against this type of opponent.

We will take the Blue Devils to cover and win outright with the total staying under the number listed.

What Channel is the Duke Game On?

The game will be broadcasted at approximately 9:39 p.m. E.T. on CBS.

Duke vs. Texas Tech Live Stream

Thursday’s Duke basketball game can be streamed live on Fubo TV.

Duke Next Game and Schedule

  • Saturday, March 26 vs. Gonzaga/Arkansas (TBA)*