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Big 12 Tournament - NCAA Basketball betting line favors Mountaineers over Red Raiders

Texas Tech Red RaidersWest Virginia Mountaineers
March 13, 7:00 PM | Sprint Center

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

10-19TEAM RECORD13-18

The West Virginia Mountaineers will try to cover the spread at Sprint Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Texas Tech Red Raiders in NCAA basketball action.

It's a game in the Big 12 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Sprint Center.

The Mountaineers bring a 13-18 record (10-18-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-19 Red Raiders, who are 9-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed West Virginia go 14-15 so far and the Red Raiders go 9-12.

View Texas Tech vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 215-rated Mountaineers and the No. 336-ranked Red Raiders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 66-61 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits West Virginia's No. 211-ranked offense, averaging 66 PPG, against a Red Raiders defense that ranks No. 303 at 72.3 PPG. The Mountaineers field goal percentage has averaged 40.5% so far, less than the Red Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, Texas Tech features the nation's No. 285-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 234 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Texas Tech was a 71-69 loser at home against Texas. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Texas Tech got 15 points from Jaye Crockett but lost anyway, 71-69, to Texas on Saturday at United Spirit Arena.

West Virginia was an 83-74 loser in their most recent outing at home against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Mountaineers endured an 83-74 loss at the hands of the Cyclones on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Jabarie Hinds at WVU Colliseum.

Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Texas are 1-9
After a loss are 1-9

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
After playing Iowa State are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Red Raiders at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games
West Virginia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
West Virginia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games