West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Texas Tech Red Raiders pay a visit to WVU Colliseum on the college basketball betting menu.
West Virginia battles the Red Raiders, currently sitting with a 9-13 mark (6-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-12 for the Mountaineers and 5-9 for the Red Raiders.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Mountaineers installed as 13.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 108 (Mountaineers) and the No. 312 (Red Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 68-62 result in favor of the Mountaineers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature West Virginia's No. 133-rated squad against Texas Tech's No. 214-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, West Virginia rates No. 274 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 306 nationally with 4.7 per match.
Defensively, Texas Tech features the nation's No. 238-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Texas Tech was a 91-67 loser at home against Oklahoma State. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. Texas Tech was run off the court by the Cowboys on Wednesday as Oklahoma State routed them 91-67 at United Spirit Arena.
Last time out for West Virginia, they were an 80-60 loser as they battled Baylor on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. West Virginia was run off the court by the Bears on Wednesday as Baylor routed them 80-60 at Ferrell Center.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas State are 1-1
After playing Baylor are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5
A few Red Raiders at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Texas Tech is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games on the road
West Virginia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Texas Tech home to Oklahoma, Wednesday, February 20
West Virginia at Kansas State, Monday, February 18