Red Raiders vs. Mountaineers Prediction
The 22nd-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders are the underdogs today on the road at the 17th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers. Can Texas Tech carve out a win in this tough spot?
Saturday, January 11, 2020
WVU Coliseum at 6PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Mountaineers are a 4.5-point favorite on teh spread line. The over-under sits at 129 points. As of Saturday morning, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on host West Virginia. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Red Raiders fall short against Bears
Texas Tech lost by a score of 57-52 at home Tuesday night versus Baylor to drop to 10-4 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12 Conference. The Red Raiders trailed 21-18 at halftime and could not get over the hump after the break. Jahmi'us Randall led Texas Tech with 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting including 5-of-10 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also tallied five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Kyler Edwards added 10 points, four blocked shots, three dimes, two boards and two steals.
Mountaineers bottle up Cowboys
West Virginia secured a 55-41 victory Monday night at Oklahoma State to improve to 12-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play. The Mountaineers led 28-19 at halftime and pulled away further after the break. Oscar Tshiebwe led West Virginia with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting plus 2-of-3 at the free throw line. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Miles McBride added 10 points and three steals off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Raiders are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. Texas Tech is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 road games.
The Mountaineers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. West Virginia is 7-15-1 ATS in its last 23 Saturday games.
Texas Tech is known for its defense and it is still stout on that end this season, but it is actually West Virginia with the elite defense that is ranked third nationally in adjusted efficiency. Look for the combination of the Mountaineers' suffocating defense and the home crowd to play a major factor for West Virginia today. The Red Raiders lost their only true road game this season at DePaul in overtime and this is a big step up from that. Going with the favorites in this spot.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS -4.5