2019 NCAA Championship odds, picks: This 3-way Final Four parlay pays 6-1 on Virginia vs. Texas Tech
SportsLine's Hank Goldberg is going big on a three-way parlay for Monday's national championship game
From NCAA Tournament brackets to individual picks on games throughout the past three weeks, there have been plenty of ways for fans to get in on March Madness 2019. It all ends on Monday at 9:20 p.m. ET when No. 1 seed Virginia battles 3-seed Texas Tech in the 2019 NCAA Championship game on CBS. The Cavaliers are 1.5-point favorites in the latest Virginia vs. Texas Tech odds, with the over-under is down to 117.5 as these top-five defenses square off. You can make Virginia vs. Texas Tech picks solely on the spread or total, but many professional and amateur bettors alike will lock in March Madness parlays for Monday night. Before you enter any NCAA Tournament picks and 2019 Final Four predictions for Texas Tech vs. Virginia, see what legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg has to say..
Hammer enters the Final Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament scorching hot. He's 33-18 in his recent college basketball picks, a stunning 65 percent cash rate that's returned nearly $1,300 to $100 players in a short amount of time. That includes nailing both of Saturday's Final Four games, riding underdogs Auburn (+5.5) and Texas Tech (+3) to paydays.
This is the same handicapper who enjoyed 15 winning seasons in his 17-year ESPN run. Last year, Hammer competed against 10 top handicappers in the Las Vegas Review-Journal's NFL Challenge and beat them all, finishing 50-29-6 in against-the-spread picks. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now he's locked in three bets for Virginia vs. Texas Tech. One of Hammer's 2019 NCAA Tournament National Championship game picks we can tell you: Texas Tech star Jarrett Culver goes under 17.5 points.
The likely 2019 NBA Draft lottery pick averaged 18.6 points per game this season, but he's split the over-under on that total in the NCAA Tournament 2019 thus far, scoring 22 and 19 against Michigan and Gonzaga, respectively, while going for 16 against Buffalo and just 10 against Michigan State in the Final Four.
Culver hit only 3-of-12 shots from the field and was off the mark from 3-point territory at 33 percent against the Spartans. He was also errant from the free-throw line at 50 percent. Hammer is banking on Chris Beard and the Red Raiders building a defensive game plan that will keep Culver below the total.
Look no further than what Texas Tech did to star Michigan State guard Cassius Winston in the Final Four. Winston dropped 20 points on Duke in the Elite 8, but Tech held him to just 4-of-16 shooting as he finished with just 16 points, well below his season average.
Goldberg's two most-confident selections for Virginia vs. Texas Tech are on the spread and on the over-under. Hammer says the line on the game is way off, so it's a must-play for any title game parlay. You need to see it before locking in any NCAA National Championship picks for Monday.
So what are the three NCAA championship game best bets Hammer is confident will return a huge 6-1 payout? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Texas Tech vs. Virginia spread and total you need to back, all from the legendary handicapper who's hitting 65 percent of his March Madness picks.
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