West Virginia TCU Betting Preview

TCU Horned Frogs West Virginia Mountaineers
9-18 March 01, 2014, 01:30 | WVU Colliseum 15-13



The West Virginia Mountaineers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the TCU Horned Frogs at WVU Colliseum on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Mountaineers currently sports a 15-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-13 ATS. The Horned Frogs are 9-18 and 11-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mountaineers produce a 15-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Horned Frogs have gone 7-14 against the number.

View TCU Horned Frogs vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with West Virginia in this one found them as -14-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 338-rated TCU taking on the No. 111-rated Mountaineers in this contest.

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Last time out for TCU, they were a 76-54 loser as they battled Oklahoma State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. The Horned Frogs were hammered by Oklahoma State on Monday, losing by a 76-54 final at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in college basketball betting action.

West Virginia lost its last outing, an 83-66 result against Iowa State on February 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog. The Mountaineers got 19 points from Juwan Staten, but it was Iowa State that prevailed in an 83-66 final on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Horned Frogs is ranked No. 247 in NCAA hoops at 30.19 per game. Contrast that with West Virginia’s No. 123 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, West Virginia is the No. 23-ranked team in the country at 8.07 per game, while TCU rates No. 230 at 4.78 per game.

A few Horned Frogs at Mountaineers trends to consider:
TCU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of TCU's last 12 games
TCU is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
TCU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
West Virginia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of West Virginia's last 7 games
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
TCU at Texas, Wednesday, March 5th
West Virginia at Oklahoma, Wednesday, March 5th