West Virginia vs. Texas Tech - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-10) at West Virginia Mountaineers (17-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm (WVU Colliseum)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Texas Tech Red Raiders face off on Saturday at WVU Coliseum in Big 12 college basketball action.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 17-3 this season and ranked 17th in the country as winners of three of their last four games. West Virginia is averaging 77.1 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.9 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Juwan Staten leads the Mountaineers averaging 14.9 points per game. Devin Williams is averaging 11 points and 8.0 rebounds, Jonathan Holton is averaging 9.4 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Jevon Carter is averaging 8.4 points. WVU is 7-2 at home and 5-2 in the Big 12.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 11-10 this season and they have lost seven of heir last eight games. Texas Tech is averaging 63.3 points and they are shooting 39.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Devaughntah Williams leads the Red Raiders averaging 10.6 points per game. Robert Turner is averaging 8.8 points, Justin Gray is averaging 6.7 points, and Norense Odiase is averaging 6.7 points. Texas Tech is 0-5 o the road and 1-7 in Big 12 games.
West Virginia is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, 6-2 against the spread following a win, and 7-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Texas Tech is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, 3-11 against the spread against the Big 12, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games. The road team has covered the point spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
This is a monster spread but it looks to be just too much so I am going to take Texas Tech in this one with he bundle of points.