College hoops betting interest focuses on the West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders battle Saturday at United Supermarkets Arena as the Red Raiders look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the Texas Tech Red Raiders to cover the point spread in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at [custom:bodog-link] before gametime.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This college basketball season, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are 12-5 overall and 10-5 ATS, while the West Virginia Mountaineers are 15-2 and 10-5 ATS. As for the betting totals, Texas Tech boasts a 8-7 on the OU, and West Virginia is 6-9.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders sit at No. 101 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the West Virginia Mountaineers sit at No. 2 on the same chart.
Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Texas Tech's No. 142-ranked scoring average of 73.82 PPG, against a West Virginia Mountaineers defense rated No. 20 and allowing 63.33 PPG. The Texas Tech Red Raiders FG% has averaged 45.47% to date this season, less than the West Virginia Mountaineers shooters have managed so far (45.97% per game).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
West Virginia suffered a 56-49 loss against Texas on Wednesday, getting 11 points from Devin Williams in a losing effort at WVU Colliseum.
The Red Raiders got 16 points from Aaron Ross as Texas Tech ran past TCU 76-69 on Monday at TCU Recreation Center.
Next Betting Matchups
West Virginia home to Kansas State, Tuesday, January 26th
Texas Tech at Oklahoma, Tuesday, January 26th
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