Texas Tech vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Picks for National Championship
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
After a season filled with NCAA basketball betting surprises, fans are ready for a thrilling finish to the season. Tonight’s Texas Tech vs. Virginia basketball matchup will be the final matchup of this year’s action and it will also determine who the best team in the country is. One on side is Virginia, who is making their first ever appearance in a national title game. On the other is Texas Tech, who is equally new to such a high profile. So in this battle of newbies, which side should sportsbook fans take? Let’s take a look at the odds to see where the best value lies.
Texas Tech vs. Virginia Basketball – Monday, April 8th
When: 9:20 pm ET
Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stream: CBS Sports
NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:
Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Red Raiders shocked the world by delivering yet another lopsided upset over a top ranked opponent in the Final Four round. That 61-51 triumph over Michigan State marked Texas Tech’s 3rd straight jaw-dropping victory in a game in which they weren’t favored. So after watching Texas Tech defeat the favored competition, will the NCAA basketball betting odds finally favor the Red Raiders? Unsurprisingly, the odds are once again pegging Texas Tech as the underdog. Albeit, the odds are favoring Texas Tech’s opponent less and less each time. All in all the Red Raiders’ path to victory lies in getting past the Cavaliers’ top rated defense. However, Texas Tech has an impressive defense themselves. In fact, at the present time the Red Raiders are giving up 55.8 points per game, which beats out the 58.6 that Virginia is giving up.
Players to Watch: Jarrett Culver (18.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.7 apg), Davide Moretti (11.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.5 apg), and Matt Mooney (11.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.3 apg).
The Cavs are thrilled to get into this year’s National Championship but have a tall order in front of them. Not only was Texas Tech able to defeat all the big name opponents leading up into this matchup, they absolutely manhandled them. Granted, most of those teams were offense oriented to the Red Raiders’ defense was able to throw them off their guard. Ultimately this works in Virginia’s favor since they’re a defensive oriented team. If this turns into a defensive battle, Virginia’s experience should help them get this win.
Players to Watch: Kyle Guy (15.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.1 apg), De’Andre Hunter (14.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Ty Jerome (13.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 5.4 apg).
Texas Tech vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Predictions
Texas Tech vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this year’s National Championship? All in all, this one is definitely a tossup. But at the end of the day, it’s hard not to side with the Cinderella story. After watching the historic run Texas Tech is on, we’re going to have to stick with them until the end. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 64-60 Texas Tech.