The 2019 NCAA Tournament comes to a close Monday night when No.3 Texas Tech and No.1 Virginia meet in the national championship game. The Cavaliers are small favorites, according to the latest betting odds, but they’ll be hard-pressed to stop a Red Raiders’ team that's been absolutely terrific during March Madness.

Texas Tech had an incredibly impressive run to the Final Four. They blew out Michigan 63-44 in the Sweet 16 and upset Gonzaga, who had been the No.1 overall team in the country before their conference tournament, in the Elite Eight.

Virginia is somewhat fortunate to be in the national title game. A wild buzzer-beater that came off an offensive rebound sent them to overtime against Purdue in the Elite Eight and kept their championship hopes alive. The Cavaliers narrowly got past Auburn by a point in Saturday's Final Four contest.

Texas Tech didn't have much trouble with Michigan State in their Final Four game. The best defense in the nation held the Spartans to 51 points, and it's been their ability to stop opposing offenses that has carried the Red Raiders on their current run.

This is a much better offense than the ones that Virginia has sported in past years, but it's still a group that will struggle against Texas Tech’s defense. Look for Texas Tech to come out on top in a close, low-scoring affair.

Prediction: Texas Tech over Virginia, 60-54

Below are the complete betting odds for Monday's national championship game, courtesy of BetOnline.

Texas Tech ( +1.5) vs. Virginia, 118

Most Outstanding Player

Jarrett Culver 2/1

Ty Jerome 2/1

De'Andre Hunter 9/2

Kyle Guy 9/2

Matt Mooney 5/1

Double Result (First Half/Second Half)

Texas Tech- Texas Tech 2/1

Texas Tech - Virginia 9/2

Tied – Texas Tech 16/1

Tied - Virginia 16/1

Virginia – Texas Tech 5/1

Virginia - Virginia 3/2

Margin of Victory

Texas Tech by 1 to 3 Pts 7/1

Texas Tech by 4 to 6 Pts 8/1

Texas Tech by 7 to 9 Pts 10/1

Texas Tech by 10 to 12 Pts 12/1

Texas Tech by 13 to 15 Pts 16/1

Texas Tech by 16 to 18 Pts 20/1

Texas Tech by 19 to 21 Pts 28/1

Texas Tech by 22 Pts or More 12/1

Virginia by 1 to 3 Pts 6/1

Virginia by 4 to 6 Pts 8/1

Virginia by 7 to 9 Pts 9/1

Virginia by 10 to 12 Pts 1/1

Virginia by 13 to 15 Pts 12/1

Virginia by 16 to 18 Pts 18/1

Virginia by 19 to 21 Pts 20/1

Virginia by 22 Pts or More 8/1

Will the game go to Overtime?

Yes +800 (8/1)

No -1250 (2/25)

Largest Lead

Over/Under 10.5

Lead Changes in the Game

Over/Under 4.5

Total Made Three-Point Field Goals

Over/Under 12.5

Total Turnovers

Over/Under 14.5

Jarrett Culver – Total Points

Over/Under 17.5

David Moretti – Total Points

Over/Under 10.5

Matt Mooney – Total Points

Over/Under 13.5

Kyle Guy – Total Points

Over/Under 14.5

Ty Jerome – Total Points

Over/Under 14.5

De’Andre Hunter – Total Points

Over/Under 13.5

Jarrett Culver #23 of the Texas Tech
Jarrett Culver #23 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders reacts in the second half against the Michigan State Spartans during the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 6, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images