NCAA Tournament Second Round Betting Pick: Liberty Flames vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

Joshua Clarke

Both of these teams are elite on the defensive end and average on the offensive side.  Nothing represents this more than the over/under, which is set at just 124.5 points.  To me, anytime the expectations are for this low of scoring output, it becomes increasingly hard to cover large spreads. While I do think that VirginiaTech is the superior team that has been much more battle tested throughout the season in the ACC, 8.5 points just seems like a lot to cover for two teams that play exceptional defense.  It might flirt with the 8.5, but for my money, I am taking Liberty and the points.