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

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

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 Virginia Tech 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. 

Joshua Clarke
Teacher by day, sports enthusiast by night, I have been writing about sports for several years now. I love all sports, but my biggest passion is baseball (go Astros!). "I'd be willing to bet you, if I was a betting man, that I have never bet on baseball." ~ Pete Rose

 

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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 Virginia Tech 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.