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When Is the NCAA Final Four 2019: TV Schedule, Live Stream Info and Odds for Virginia Vs Texas Tech

March Madness has reached its final act for another year as Texas Tech and Virginia go head-to-head on Monday night in the National Championship Game.

The Red Raiders and the Cavaliers are the only two teams left standing of the 64 that entered the NCAA Tournament and whatever the outcome on Monday,  the tournament will have a first-time winner.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

When and where is the game?

The final of the NCAA Tournament takes place at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the same venue which hosted the semifinals on Saturday.

Tip-off is scheduled for 9:20 p.m. ET on Monday, April 8.

TV info

The National Championship Game will be broadcast live on CBS and will also be available on the NCAA’s website.  Live stream will also be available via FuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue.

Odds

Finals are traditionally unpredictable and bookmakers expect this to be a close affair. Data compiled by OddsShark has Virginia as a 1.5-point favorite, while the over/under bar is set at 118 points.

It is not surprising to see the total over/under being so low. The Cavaliers boast the best defense in the nation and have conceded just 55.5 points per game this season, while Texas Tech has the third-best defense in the tournament, allowing a meager 58.5 points per game.

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In a bid to atone for last year’s failure—when it became the first number one seed to be knocked out by a number 16 seed—Virginia has been a team on a mission since the tournament began.

The number one seed made light work of Gardner-Webb and Oklahoma in the first rounds, but were pushed all the way by Oregon in the Sweet 16 round. After their 53-49 win over the Ducks, the Cavaliers needed overtime to see off Purdue 80-75 in the Elite Eight.

On Saturday, only Kyle Guy’s three free throws with 0.6 seconds left secured a 63-62 win in the semifinal against Auburn and with it a first trip to the National Championship Game.

Texas Tech is also making its first ever appearance in the college basketball’s most prestigious game.

The number three seed knocked off Northern Kentucky and Buffalo in the first two rounds, before eliminating the number two seed Michigan and number one seed Gonzaga in the West Regional.

The Wolverines were swept aside 63-44 in the Sweet 16, while the Bulldogs were beaten 75-69.

On Saturday, Texas Tech then saw off Michigan State 61-51 in the semifinal.

 Texas Tech Red Raiders The Texas Tech Red Raiders react to winning the semifinal game in the NCAA Men's Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

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