Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Virginia Cavaliers National Championship Game Odds and Picks

Virginia Small Betting Favorite vs.Texas Tech for NCAA Championship

April 8th, 2019 NCAA Basketball, Online Wagering

At the onset of March Madness, the Virginia Cavaliers continuously had a horrible memory thrown in their face.  Last year they made history for all of the wrong reasons when they became the first one-seed in history to lose to a 16-seed.  It was something that they would never live down. Unless and only unless they came back to win the national championship.  And Monday night offers that betting on college basketball opportunity.  Virginia will face the upstart Texas Tech Red Raiders for all the marbles.  There will be no shortage of defensive prowess at US Bank Stadium.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Virginia Cavaliers National Championship Game

Date and Time: Monday, April 8, 2019, 8 p.m. CT

Location:  US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Texas Tech+1½ (-110)118 (-110)
Virginia-1½ (-110)118 (-110)
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Texas Tech vs. Virginia TV Coverage:  CBS

Betting Texas Tech

Now the Texas Tech Red Raiders are one of the hottest teams on the betting on college basketball board.  Tech has paid in eight of their last nine games with four of their last five going under the total.  While much is made about the stout Virginia defense the Red Raiders are nearly as tight.  In fact, Texas Tech ranks third in the country for points allowed.  Offensively they are right in the middle at 167th for scoring. Owing to that is a record of 31-6 straight up, 20-16 vs. the spread, and 15-21 under the total.

Balanced against that is a Virginia team that has allowed the fewest points per game on defense.  Offensively the Cavaliers are a notch below the Red Raiders with a ranking of 219th in the country.  At the beginning of the tournament Virginia was among the favorites to win the national title.  And that has served to drive down their value.  UVA has covered the spread in just two of their last six games despite going 5-1 straight up.  As a result, Virginia is 34-3 straight up, 25-12 against the odds, and 16-21 under the total.

Betting Virginia

Namely Kyle Guy became a national hero in Virginia’s 63-62 win over Auburn on Saturday.  Guy hit three out of three free throws at game’s end to save the season for UVA.  Overall Guy leads the Cavs with 15.2 points per game.  In the same way Jarrett Culver in the man that makes Texas Tech go.  Culver leads the Red Raiders with 18.6 points per game.

Texas Tech has shown remarkable online wagering value in the post season.  As an example, the Red Raiders have covered seven of their last eight March Madness matchups.  Five of their last six in that situation have gone under the total.  By contrast Virginia has been a poor value despite their straight up success.  The Cavaliers have failed to get the money in five of their last six NCAA Tournament games.  Three of their last five in that role went over the total.

Matchup to Watch

On this occasion we have two similar teams.  Ultimately the Betting on college basketball matchup difference is the Red Raiders offense.  They have just a bit more scoring than the Cavaliers.

Texas Tech vs. Virginia betting on college basketball Odds Picks

In sum Texas Tech rates as a live dog with plenty of bite!

Texas Tech vs. Virginia betting on college basketball Online Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech vs. Virginia betting on college basketball Score Prediction: Texas Tech 61, Virginia 60

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