Mountaineers vs. Red Raiders Prediction
The 16th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders are coming off a disappointing performance over the weekend. Will they turn it around tonight at home against the sub-.500 West Virginia Mountaineers?
Monday, February 4, 2019
United Supermarkets Arena at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Red Raiders are 12-point favorites on the spread line. The total is set at 136.5 points. As of Monday afternoon,55 percent of public bets are coming in on host Texas Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Mountaineers snap three-game skid
West Virginia earned a 79-71 home victory over Oklahoma Saturday to improve to 10-12 overall and 2-7 in the Big 12. The Mountaineers led 33-26 at halftime and held on from there. West Virginia shot 25-of-59 from the floor, 7-of-22 on 3-point attempts and 22-of-33 at the free throw line. Brandon Knapper paced the Mountaineers with 25 points off the bench on 7-of-10 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point range plus 7-of-9 at the free throw line. He also notched two rebounds and two steals. Derek Culver tallied 13 points plus 14 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Wesley Harris contributed 13 points and seven boards. Esa Ahmad added 12 points, 13 caroms and four assists.
Red Raiders fall at Jayhawks
Texas Tech lost by a count of 79-63 Saturday at Kansas to drop to 17-5 overall and 5-4 in conference action. The Red Raiders fell behind 46-26 at halftime and were unable to rally. Texas Tech shot 22-of-64 from the field, 6-of-28 from 3-point distance and 13-of-22 at the charity stripe. Davide Moretti led the Red Raiders with 13 points on 3-of-8 3-point attempts plus 5-of-5 at the free throw line. He also pulled down two rebounds. Tariq Owens registered 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots. Matt Mooney accounted for 11 points, three boards, three assists and two steals. Jarrett Culver added 10 points and six rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Mountaineers are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 Monday games. West Virginia is 2-5 ATS in its last seven road games.
The Red Raiders are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six home games. Texas Tech is 3-12-1 ATS in its last 16 games overall.
The Red Raiders won their last home game by a score of 84-65 over Texas Christian prior to the subpar performance at Kansas, so a contest against West Virginia should be one they win handily. While West Virginia played well two days ago, this is a quick turnaround and a tough matchup against a squad with the third-ranked defense nationally in terms of adjusted efficiency. Expect the Red Raiders to roll.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS -12