On Wednesday, the Red Raiders of Texas Tech will take on the Mountaineers of West Virginia. The Texas Tech Red Raiders would love nothing more than to pull a NCAA hoops lines upset in Morgantown over the Mountaineers. Texas Tech is 18-10, and on the NCAA tournament bubble coming into the game. The Red Raiders are 8-8 in Big 12 play. For West Virginia, they are 22-7 on the season. The Mountaineers hold a 11-5 record in the Big 12, which is second place. West Virginia won the first battle between these two teams.
How To Bet on Texas Tech vs. West Virginia NCAAB Odds, TV and Game Info
Why Bet on West Virginia
The West Virginia Mountaineers are seeking their third straight win. Following back to back losses to Texas and Oklahoma, the Mountaineers have downed Iowa State and home and a road loss at Oklahoma State. The top scorer for West Virginia this season has been guard Jaysean Paige. He is scoring just over 14 points per game. West Virginia is also near the Top 50 defensively, as they are allowing teams to score just shy of 67 points per game. The Mountaineers wrap up the regular season at Baylor on Saturday.
Why Bet on Texas Tech
Texas Tech has this road game, and then a home game against Kansas State remaining on their regular season schedule. The Red Raiders could use a couple more wins to help their tournament resume. Texas Tech is coming off a road loss at Kansas, in which snapped their five game losing streak. The Red Raiders are led in scoring by Toddrick Gotcher. The guard has scored 11.2 points per game, for a team scoring 72.6 per game. Texas Tech has not reached the NCAA tournament since the 2007 season.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The West Virginia Mountaineers are extremely tough to beat at home. They play great basketball there, and shoot the ball extremely well. The press that Bob Huggins and his crew put on you, seems to be even tougher when playing at home. Look for West Virginia to take advantage of their home crowd and blow away the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. While Texas Tech needs this win in a bad way, unfortunately, they do not get it. Bet on the West Virginia Mountaineers -9 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
The final score will be: West Virginia 78 and Texas Tech 62.