West Virginia vs. Texas Tech - 3/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-10) at West Virginia Mountaineers (22-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (WVU Colliseum)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Texas Tech Red Raiders face off on Wednesday in Big 12 college basketball action.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 22-7 this season and they have won their last two games. West Virginia is averaging 79.6 points per game and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Jaysean Paige leads the Mountaineers averaging 14.3 points per game. Devin Williams is averaging 13.3 points and 9.1 rebounds, Daxter Miles Jr. is averaging 9.7 points, and Jonathan Holton is averaging 9.5 points and 7.9 rebounds. West Virginia is 12-2 at home and 11-5 in the Big 12.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 18-10 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Kansas that ended a five game winning streak. Texas Tech is averaging 72.6 points per game and they are shooting 44.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Toddrick Gotcher leads the Red Raiders averaging 11.2 points per game. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 10.6 points, Aaron Ross is averaging 10.6 points, and Zach Smith is averaging 10 points and 7.4 rebounds. Texas Tech is 3-6 on the road and 8-8 in the Big 12.
West Virginia is 10-4 against the spread against the Big 12 and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games. Texas Tech is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-8 against the spread following a loss. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams and the road team has covered the spread in eight of the last nine meetings.
The total is set at 146 and I see plenty of scoring and this one having no problem going over the total.