The 2019 NCAA Tournament Final Four takes place today at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when No. 5 Auburn takes on No. 1 Virginia at 6:09 PM ET, followed by No. 3 Texas Tech facing No. 2 Michigan State. All four teams are on incredible runs but only one can cut down the nets on Monday night.
Jazz Sports has Virginia as a 6.5-point favorite over Auburn while Michigan State is at -2 over Texas Tech, with both games expected to be low-scoring with respective totals of 132 and 132.5.
No. 5 Auburn Tigers vs. No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers
Bryce Brown and Jared Harper carried Auburn into the Final Four but Virginia has one of the best defenses in the country, they're well-coached and they have something to prove after losing to UMBC in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last year.
This will be the toughest defense that Auburn has seen all year but if J’Von McCormick, Samir Doughty and Danjel Purifoy step it up, they can be the X-Factors that help Auburn at least cover. Auburn is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
NCAA Basketball Pick: Auburn +6.5 (-110) at Jazz Sports
No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. No. 2 Michigan State Spartans
If Texas Tech wants to beat Michigan State, Jarrett Culver has to have his best game of the season. Michigan State was able to minimize Zion Williamson's impact in their Elite Eight win against Duke and they will try to do the same with Culver.
Texas Tech can't rely on Culver to just score, they have to make sure he can facilitate the offense and have an impact on defense. The offense has to run through Culver and he needs to be at his best because his presence on both ends of the court can be a difference-maker. Texas Tech is 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning straight up record and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
NCAA Basketball Pick: Texas Tech +2 (-110) at Jazz Sports
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