Sports books do not expect the NCAA tournament title on Monday between Texas Tech and Virginia to be a very high score. In fact, they have published the lowest over / under the overall game in the name of the NCAA over the past 20 years.
Minutes After Texas Tech beat Michigan 61-51 in the second half of Saturday evening, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened Virginia as favorite in the 1st place in a match match with a total of 120. Virginia deviated from Auburn's 63- 62 after a controversial foil call from 0.6 second remaining in another semifinals.
On Sunday morning, the total amount was set to 118 at many sports and 117.5 in the SuperBook.
"There is expectation that the public will seek to play under these two teams involved, especially in the first half," Jeff Sherman, vice president of risk at SuperBook, told ESPN. "We tried to get a total amount enough to make the first bets, but that did not happen."
The previous minimum for the overall game over the past 20 seasons was Florida-UCLA in 2006 (128), followed by Duke Butler (2010) (128.5).