Freedman’s Favorite Virginia Tech-Liberty NCAA Tournament Player Prop Bets

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Virginia Tech Hokies forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24), guard Justin Robinson (5).

  • Matthew Freedman continues his series featuring one of his favorite prop bets for each day of 2019.
  • On Sunday, he highlights his favorite NCAA Tournament player props in the Virginia Tech-Liberty game (7:10 p.m. ET, TBS).

Each day, I publish at least one quick-n’-dirty piece highlighting a favorite prop of mine. See my master list of 2019 prop bets for more information.

Also follow me in The Action Network app, where each day I post additional official player prop picks.

In this piece I’m going to highlight my favorite NCAA Tournament player props for the Virginia Tech-Liberty game. For more information, check out my piece on my March Madness prop-betting strategy.

You also should look at our live betting odds page for up-to-the-minute lines.

2019 Year-to-Date Record

346-284-12, +44.14 Units

  • NFL: 21-13-0, +11.72 Units
  • NBA: 198-154-4, +26.06 Units
  • NHL: 66-80-7, -7.57 Units
  • Golf: 4-7-1, -2.35 Units
  • NASCAR: 5-8-0. -1.70 Units
  • NCAAB: 29-19-0. +6.35 Units
  • NCAAF: 0-1-0. -1.00 Units
  • Exotic: 23-2-0. +12.64 Units

#4 Virginia Tech vs. #12 Liberty

  • Spread: Virginia Tech -9.0
  • Over/Under: 127.0
  • Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
  • TV: TBS

Kerry Blackshear Over 13.5 points (-115)

The Hokies are implied for just 68.0 points, compared to the 73.8 points per game they’ve averaged this season. So we should expect to see fewer points overall for the offense.

But I still like Blackshear. The junior forward is second on the team with 14.7 points on 29.6 minutes per game, and in the postseason his playing time has jumped to an average of 35.3 minutes.

With his extra time on the court, Blackshear has scored at least 15 points in each of his three postseason games.

Justin Robinson Under 14.5 points (-115)

The senior guard started for Virginia Tech for most of the year, averaging 14.2 points on 31.7 minutes in his first 19 games before suffering a late-January foot injury against Miami.

Robinson returned to action in Round 1 with nine points in 28 minutes off the bench, and it’s hard to know if the Hokies plan to increase his playing time in Round 2.

Given that Robinson seems to be working his way into form and could still see fewer than 30 minutes of action, I’ll gladly take the under.

Darius McGhee Under 4.0 points (-115)

The freshman was a top reserve for the Flames during the regular season, when he averaged 8.3 points on 21.4 minutes per game.

But in McGhee’s four postseason games, his playing time has been progressively scaled back from 25 minutes in his first conference tournament game to 22 and 19 minutes in the following games and finally 12 minutes in Round 1.

He’s yet to score even four points in any of his postseason games.


Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs. He has a dog and sometimes a British accent. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he’s known only as The Labyrinthian.

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