Virginia clearly is lucky to have escaped their past two games. Now they’re at the finish line against a team in Texas Tech that is peaking. They’re clicking on all cylinders and play the same pace style as Virginia. Yet the Cavaliers have another gear left in them. Expect a second half surge to be the difference for the Cavaliers to win a national title.
Auburn’s gained a half point with late line movement and is now at six. The Tigers are going to have to play to their strength of guard play while defeating Virginia’s strength of perimeter defense. We’ve seen the Virginia Cavaliers show signs of vulnerability while it seems the Tigers are gaining in momentum every game. Look for the Tigers to seize the opportunity once again and cover the spread later today.
The Red Raiders didn’t surprise folks with the way they handled Michigan. They stuck to their strength and used their size/athleticism advantage to handle the Wolverines. Tonight they’ll need to adjust their game plan tremendously to keep up with the Zags. Yet look for the gritty Red Raiders to showcase their improved offense down the stretch of the season and cover the number tonight against Gonzaga.