Texas Tech vs Virginia 2019 Men’s College Basketball National Championship Odds / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Preview

Texas Tech vs Virginia 2019 Men’s College Basketball National Championship Odds / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Preview

The Texas Tech Red Raiders handled Michigan State in their Final Four Semifinal game 61-51 while the Virginia Cavaliers took down their semifinal opponent 63-62. The two best teams in college basketball now battle it out on Monday night for the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Championship. The 2019 National Championship odds make Virginia a slight favorite. Check out an analysis and free pick for Texas Tech vs Virginia!

Texas Tech vs Virginia 2019 Men’s College Basketball National Championship Odds & Game Info

Why Texas Tech Red Raiders are a good bet +1?

Texas Tech’s been the best team in the NCAA Tournament. March has been anything but mad for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech beat Northern Kentucky 72-57, Buffalo 78-58, Michigan 63-44, Gonzaga 75-69, and Michigan State 61-51 on their way to the National Championship versus Virginia.

The Red Raiders won’t slow down on Monday night. Virginia might be the higher-seed among the opponents, but Texas Tech has played better than Virginia throughout the tournament.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 72.6
  • Field Goal %: 47
  • 3-Point %: 36.6
  • Free Throw %: 72.9
  • Rebounds/G: 34.1
Defense:
  • Points/G: 58.8
  • Field Goal %: 36.8
  • 3-Point %: 29.3
  • Free Throw %: 68.9
  • Rebounds/G: 29.4

Why Virginia Cavaliers are a good bet at -1?

The Virginia Cavaliers needed some luck to make it to the National Championship. Th Cavaliers battled Auburn tough, but with only .6 second left, the Auburn Tigers held a 2 point lead. Virginia passed the ball in and shot a three from the corner. The referee called a foul on the three-point shot, UVA hit all 3 free throws, and the Cavaliers won the game.

As improbable as that was, it could be a sign that Virginia’s a team of destiny. Team’s of destiny win no matter who they face in National Championship games.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 71.1
  • Field Goal %: 47.4
  • 3-Point %: 39.3
  • Free Throw %: 73.9
  • Rebounds/G: 34.8
Defense:
  • Points/G: 55.5
  • Field Goal %: 38.4
  • 3-Point %: 28.7
  • Free Throw %: 66
  • Rebounds/G: 26.9

March Madness Betting Trends for Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Virginia Cavaliers

  • Red Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games
  • Red Raiders are 11-0 ATS in their last 11 games versus a team with a winning straight up record
  • Red Raiders are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games versus a team with a winning % above .600
  • Cavaliers are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games following an ATS loss
  • Cavaliers are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 Monday games
  • Cavaliers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 NCAA Tournament games

Texas Tech vs Virginia Final March Madness Betting Analysis

Team of destiny or not, Virginia only allows 55.5 points per game, ranking first in college hoops, meaning they’ve got a shot to win the National Championship. However, there’s a stat that could end the Cavaliers’ hopes at lifting the trophy.

Virginia shoots 39.3% from behind the arc. Their three-point shooting is the main reason they’ve made it so far in the tournament. Without their three-point shooting, UVA’s a normal team on offense. That’s where the problem lies.

Texas Tech has been awesome against the three-point shot in the NCAA Tournament. Michigan shot 5% from three versus the Red Raiders while both Gonzaga and Michigan State shot less than 30%. That makes Texas Tech a bad matchup for the Cavaliers. The Red Raiders should win by around 6 to 7 points on April 8. They’ll take the National Championship Trophy back to Lubbock.

2019 National Championship Betting Pick: Texas Tech +1


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