2019 NCAA Championship Game - Why Texas Tech Wins this Game

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders were simply stellar against Michigan State on Saturday night. What they managed to do against one of the best college coaches of all-time; was an unbelievable show of shut-down defense, and what was quite possibly the single-best performance to date in this year’s NCAA Tournament.


Not only did they hold the Spartans to 51 points, they held Gonzaga to 69, the Michigan Wolverines to 44, Buffalo to 58, and NKU to 57. This team is relentless, and they are in defensive attack mode on every play. The total in this one is set at 117.5, now this is difficult, and betting either way is going to be the flip of a coin. Betting the live line total is a much better option

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The Virginia Cavaliers have also been dominating, they are a superb defensive team and we are in for a defensive showdown in this game. There are two key elements for victory; amount of possessions, and pace. The Red Raiders have proven they can adjust to any pace, they ran with Gonzaga, they have also proven they can dominate possessions, they did so against Michigan State. Vegas has set this one at Virginia -1.5. Again, this is a tough task and finding the right betting options is the key. There is much more available than simply the spread, take a look at a two-team teaser, this could lead to the money trail!

Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders (31-6, 20-16-1 ATS) Vs. Virginia Cavaliers (34-3, 25-12-0 ATS)

Current Line: Virginia -1.5 ML -125 | Texas Tech +1.5 ML + 105 | O/U 117.5

When: 9:20 PM ET Monday, April 8th, 2019

Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota


About Texas Tech:

  • The team is scoring 72.6 points per game.
  • They have managed to hold their opponents to 55.8 points per game.
  • The Raiders are shooting a team average of 47.0% from the field.
  • The team comes in with a game average of 13.8 assists per game, 4.9 blocks per game, and 7.4 steals per game.
  • Rebounds per game, 34.1.
  • The Raiders have scored 232 three-point baskets this season, 1,097 rebounds, 449 assists, 236 steals, and 157 blocks.

Players to Watch:

  • Jarrett Culver—18.5 points per game 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists.
  • Davide Moretti-11.4 points per game, 2.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists.
  • Matt Mooney—11.3 points per game, 3.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists
  • Tariq Owens, 8.8 points per game, 5.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 steals, 2.5 blocks.

The Red Raiders have not had an easy road this season. They have battled one of the toughest power conferences in Division I NCAA Basketball, the Big 12. They come into this championship game with a 31-6 record having beaten Gonzaga, Michigan State, Nebraska, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, and TCU. They took losses to Duke, Iowa State, Baylor, Kansas State, Kansas, and West Virginia, splitting with Kansas, Iowa State, Kansas State, and West Virginia. When you make your bet online, make sure you know all of your betting options. There are many lucrative ncaa bk game prop bets and wagering options available, be sure to check them out.

The Red Raiders have faced their share of adversity this season, but they have passed the litmus test beautifully. They have overcome the odds to make it to a championship game for the first time in school history and they deserve to be there. This team has had no lucky breaks, they are here because they played their way in. They are here by the blood, sweat, and tears delivered through 31 wins this season. It’s been a grind, they lost three in a row back in January to Iowa State, Baylor, and Kansas State, but went on to win 11 of the next 13 games. This team is hard-nosed, and they will not back down to Virginia.

We are leaning towards the money line at +105. By a stroke of luck, Virginia is representing in this championship game. They were lucky against Purdue, and they were lucky against Auburn. Tonight, their luck runs out. As much as we like the +105, we must back this up with a two-team, 6 ½ point teaser that includes Texas Tech and/Over the total. If you are still searching for the right online sportsbook, the time is now, find one with great options for withdrawing money and win big tonight.

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