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Virginia vs Texas Tech Expert Predictions

By Dan O'Shea
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We've been waiting the entire season to see who would get a chance to fight for this year's National Championship and we finally have our answer after two incredible Final Four matchups. The two teams left standings are the Virginia Cavaliers and the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Virginia is looking to avenge its opening-round loss last season by bringing home the title and are currently one-point favorites to do so on the FanDuel Sportsbook.

Before you write off the Red Raiders or go against Tony Bennett's squad, take a look at what the experts say about the final game of this college basketball season.

Texas Tech vs. Virginia Predictions

Record Sports

Jerry Carino, of Record Sports, is extremely confident in both defenses and believes the biggest shock will be if either team gets to 60 points. These stingy defensive units are going to make this a low-scoring affair, but thanks to Virginia's slight advantage on offense, Carino has the Cavaliers winning 56-54.

Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report believed in the Red Raiders in the semi's over Michigan State and have the same confidence in them now. After giving a nod to Tony Bennett's proven team, they believe the upset will happen thanks to the tough-as-nails defense of Texas Tech. The Red Raiders cover and hoist the National Championship, 66-62.

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

Everyone believes both of these teams are defensively dominant, which will lead to a tight game. ESPN believes there's a little bit more breathing room in this contest than most might think, giving the Cavaliers a 69.8 percent chance to win their first National Championship.

Overall, Virginia is getting the nod from two experts, but Texas Tech has been known to surprise people. The experts picked against the Red Raiders in their Final Four matchup and could be shocked by them once again.


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Dan O'Shea is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Dan O'Shea also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Doshea93. While the strategies and player selection recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and plater selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.



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