Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Prediction

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ESPN has a loaded schedule for Saturday’s college hoops action and the second game on the network’s schedule pits Big 12 rivals Texas Tech and West Virginia against each other at 2:00 p.m. ET. Despite struggling over their last 10 games, are the Mountaineers still a value play as a home dog this afternoon?

Game Snapshot

639 Texas Tech Red Raiders (-5) at 640 West Virginia Mountaineers (+5); o/u 130.5

2:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 5, 2022

WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV

TV: ESPN

Texas Tech Red Raiders Game Notes

Kevin McCullar totaled 19 points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 12-15 FT), six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 77-64 win over Texas. McCullar led all scorers in what was a great performance for the Red Raiders in Chris Beard's homecoming. This was actually the first time McCullar had scored in double figures since Jan. 11 against Baylor. The do-it-all junior is now putting up 10.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.1 three-pointers per contest this season.

West Virginia Mountaineers Game Notes

Taz Sherman is in concussion protocol according to coach Bob Huggins, Nick Farrell of WVIllustrated.com reports. There wasn't much of an update from coach Huggins on Thursday. He mentioned that nothing was definitive yet in regards to Sherman's status for Saturday's game against Texas Tech. We should know more as game-time draws closer.

Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Game Prediction

The home team has covered in four of the last five meetings between these two teams, while the Red Raiders are just 5-16 against the number in their last 21 games as a road favorite. On the other side, despite their struggles, the Mountaineers have cashed in 12 of their last 17 games as a home underdog.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS +5

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