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JIMMY V CLASSIC NCAAB BANKROLL BUILDER

JIMMY V CLASSIC NCAAB BANKROLL BUILDER

Louisville vs. Texas Tech, 12/10/2019 19:00 EDT, Score: 57 - 70

Point Spread: +7½/-115 Texas Tech

Sportsbook: Bodog

Result: Win

The top-ranked Louisville Cardinals are a perfect 9-0 SU on the season, but just 5-4 ATS despite winning eight of their games by double-digits. I think they're asked to cover too many points here against last year's finalist in the NCAA title game, the now unranked Texas Red Raiders.

The Red Raiders are coming into this first round of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on a three-game losing streak (all as favorites), but that does not seem to worry coach Chris Beard all that much. "We've been in three close one-possession games where a basket or a stop there and our record and our mood feels a lot different ... To me, you stay the course. We could be sitting here with an 8-0 record instead of three losses but we're still the same team. The idea is to get better each game and I think we are doing that."

Louisville's stifling defense has held opponents to 57.6 ppg but might find it tough to contain a Texas Tech team that has averaged 79.0 ppg.

8* play on Texas Tech Red Raiders.


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