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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Texas Tech Red RaidersWest Virginia Mountaineers
10-8January 22, 2014, 08:00 | WVU Colliseum10-8

West Virginia looks to cover the Mountaineers-Red Raiders pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 10-8 mark when they host Texas Tech in college basketball wagering action.

The Mountaineers sport a record of 10-8 and 7-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Red Raiders have 10-8 and 9-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-7 for the Mountaineers and 4-9-1 for the Red Raiders.

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

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Red Raiders were listed as 7-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Mountaineers - Red Raiders odds would favor the Mountaineers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. West Virginia is rated No. 105 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas Tech is at No. 134.

In their last action, Texas Tech was a 60-49 winner on the road against TCU. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Texas Tech got 13 points from Dusty Hannahs en route to a 60-49 victory over TCU on Saturday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

West Virginia lost its last outing, a 78-56 result against Kansas State on January 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. West Virginia was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Kansas State and falling by a 78-56 score at Bramlage Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Raiders is ranked No. 171 in NCAA hoops at 34.67 per game. Contrast that with West Virginia’s No. 107 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, West Virginia is the No. 44-ranked team in the country at 7.72 per game, while Texas Tech rates No. 223 at 4.78 per game.

Next up:
Texas Tech home to Oklahoma, Saturday, January 25th
West Virginia at Oklahoma State, Saturday, January 25th