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Mountaineers Look to Stay Perfect Against Texas Tech

Justin Crawford WVU

The West Virginia Mountaineers will be gunning for their 10th straight-up win in their past 11 outings when they visit the Texas Tech Raiders on Saturday afternoon for a Week 7 clash between Big 12 conference rivals at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • West Virginia is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games against teams with winning records.
  • Texas Tech is 5-0 ATS in its last five games against its conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 19 of West Virginia's last 26 games.

The Mountaineers enjoyed a bye last weekend after improving their season record to 4-0 SU with a narrow 17-16 home win over Kansas State. West Virginia hits the road for the first time this season riding a five-game SU win streak, but the Mountaineers have been a betting disappointment, failing to cover in their past three, and five of six overall.

The Red Raiders return home following their first SU defeat of the year, a 44-38 loss to Kansas State that drops them to 3-1 on the year, 1-1 versus conference rivals. Unlike the Mountaineers, Texas Tech has regularly paid at the sportsbooks, going 7-1 against the spread in its past eight, and is undefeated, SU and ATS, in four straight on home turf.

West Virginia holds the edge in recent clashes with the Red Raiders, picking up straight-up wins the past two seasons, but the Mountaineers are winless ATS in their past four, failing to cover as 5.5-point road favorites in 2014, and 7.5-point home chalk a year ago.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -1 for the Texas Tech Red Raiders . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 36.2-28.0 win for the Mountaineers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Tech Red Raiders sport a record of 3-2 and 4-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the West Virginia Mountaineers sit at 4-0 and 1-3 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 3-2 for the Red Raiders and 2-2 for the Mountaineers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas Tech vs West Virginia injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 59-rated Texas Tech Red Raiders and the No. 34-rated West Virginia Mountaineers in this matchup.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, West Virginia got a 104-yard performance from Justin Crawford as a key part of its 17-16 win over Kansas State.

Patrick Mahomes led the way last time out for the Red Raiders, connecting for 504 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 44-38 loss to the Red Raiders at Snyder Family Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • West Virginia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of West Virginia's last 25 games
  • West Virginia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Texas Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas Tech's last 8 games
  • Texas Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Texas Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

West Virginia home to TCU, Saturday, October 22nd
Texas Tech home to Oklahoma, Saturday, October 22nd

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