NCAAB Free Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders at Virginia Cavaliers 2019-04-08

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The Virginia Cavaliers host the Texas Tech Red Raiders in college basketball action in this game. The line on the hometown Cavaliers is -1.0, the total on the game is 118.0 and tip-off is set for 9:20 PM.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders enter this game with a 24-8 record including a 11-4 record on the road. When it comes to betting the Red Raiders against the spread, they hold a record of 2-0. On the road, as they are in this game, they are 2-0 against the spread. In betting the total in 32 games played, Over the total has gone 0 times while Under the total has cashed the ticket on 2 occasions. On the road, Texas Tech games have gone Over/Under 0-2 respectively.

The Virginia Cavaliers of enter this game with a 24-8 record including a 23-2 record here at home. When it comes to betting the Cavaliers against the spread, they hold a record of 1-1. As the home team, as they are in this game, they are 1-1 against the spread. In betting the total in 32 games played, Over the total has gone 0 times while Under the total has cashed the ticket on 2 occasions. Here at home, Over the Total has hit 0 times in Virginia games while the end result has fallen Under the Total 2 times.

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS VS VIRGINIA CAVALIERS EARLY PUBLIC CONSENSUS REVIEW

Here is a quick look at the early public action on the game, which reflects overnight betting, as reported by participating sportsbooks.

  • Betting Texas Tech against the spread(1.0): 0%
  • Betting Texas Tech to win straight up(105): 0%
  • Betting Virginia against the spread(-1.0): 0%
  • Betting Virginia to win straight up(-125): 0%
  • Betting Over the Total(118.0): 0%
  • Betting Under the Total(118.0): 0%

These reports are particularly of interest to "steam" bettors and "consensus" junkies. We like to look at these numbers in contrast to the value that we see in the line. If public trends are eating at our perceived value, we prefer to get in on the games early and capture a good number, but if the trend is on the wrong side, we may prefer to wait and make our bets closer to game time to milk another half point or more out of the number.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK FROM JIMMY MCGUIRE

We selected this game as a free opinion today because we do not have a premium selection on it but we have done really well betting on or against Cavaliers games (27-7/79.40%) and we feel we have our finger on the pulse of this matchup.

This opinion all comes down to "value" or "false value" and we make that determination by looking at the point spread as it is (Virginia -1.0) compared to where we feel it should be (Virginia -13). From there we decide if there is any value or false value in the number by examining the public perception on the game, the early public betting trends and the situational trends in this particular matchup.

Jimmy McGuire says, take the Virginia Cavaliers -1/-115
(Record for Professional Handicapper Jimmy McGuire betting on or against the Virginia Cavaliers: 27-7/79.40%, +19460.00)

GAME NOTES: POWER RATINGS: VIRGINIA 91.5, TEXAS TECH 78.5

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