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College Basketball Matchup - Texas Tech Red Raiders West Virginia Mountaineers Odds Preview

West Virginia MountaineersTexas Tech Red Raiders
9-5January 06, 2014, 07:00 | United Spirit Arena8-6

United Spirit Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Texas Tech Red Raiders and the visiting West Virginia Mountaineers in college hoops action on Monday.

The Red Raiders sport a record of 8-6 and 6-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mountaineers have 9-5 and 5-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-7-1 for the Red Raiders and 4-6 for the Mountaineers.

View West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -1-point favorites 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(.

The Red Raiders - Mountaineers odds would favor the Mountaineers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas Tech is rated No. 196 in the current Odds Shark poll, while West Virginia is at No. 43.

In their last action, West Virginia was a 74-69 winner on the road against TCU. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. West Virginia got 22 points from Eron Harris en route to a 74-69 victory over TCU on Saturday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Last time out for Texas Tech, they were a 73-62 loser as they battled Iowa State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Texas Tech got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Jaye Crockett in a losing cause in their 73-62 loss to Iowa State on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mountaineers rank No. 69 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.07 per game. That compares with Texas Tech’s No. 179 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas Tech is college basketball's No. 231-ranked team at 4.64 per game, while the Mountaineers rate No. 27 with 8.21 per game.

Next up:
West Virginia home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, January 11th
Texas Tech at Texas, Saturday, January 11th