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Texas Tech Getting Most of the Action on NCAA Championship Betting

Max Staley
Texas Tech v Michigan State
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders look to complete their epic NCAA Tournament run when they square off against Virginia in the championship game tonight. The Cavaliers are 1.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, but interestingly, most of the money is coming in on the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech's moneyline is listed at +105, and 63 percent of the moneyline bets are coming in on the Red Raiders. After watching how well Texas Tech played against the Michigan State Spartans in the Final Four, it's not difficult to see why so many bettors are taking the Red Raiders to win the NCAA Championship. We certainly know of one fan who will be rooting for Texas Tech.

People also seem to like Texas Tech with the points here, as 55 percent of the spread bets are coming in on the Red Raiders. And 67 percent of the spread money is on the Red Raiders as well.

However, 54 percent of the moneyline money is coming in on the Cavaliers, which suggests many bettors are still confident in Virginia to win outright. This lines up with some of the experts' predictions, as two of the three experts we highlighted are picking Virginia to win the title.

After an explosive NCAA Tournament, we could see a low-scoring affair in the title game, as both Texas Tech and Virginia have top-three scoring defenses this season. A low-scoring contest could help keep this game close, which would theoretically benefit bettors who took Texas Tech with the spread. But if March Madness has taught us anything, it's to expect the unexpected.


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