West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Prediction
ESPN’s marquee matchup on Tuesday night will head to Lubbock, TX where the No. 14 West Virginia will visit No. 7 Texas Tech at 9:00 p.m. ET. Are the Red Raiders a safe bet to cover as a 5.5-point favorite or is there a better option on the board when it comes to this conference clash?
626 West Virginia Mountaineers (+5.5) at 626 Texas Tech Red Raiders (-5.5); o/u 139.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Venue: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, TX
West Virginia vs. Texas Tech College Basketball Prediction
The home side is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams but Texas Tech is just 1-4 at the betting window in its last five games overall and 2-10 against the number in its last 12 games as a favorite. With West Virginia 4-10 against the spread in its last 14 road games, I’m not touching the side tonight.
Instead, I’ll be taking the over, which is 7-3 in the Red Raiders’ last 10 games overall, is 6-2 in their last eight games when favored and is 6-1 in their last seven games following an ATS loss. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Mountaineers’ last 14 games overall, is 4-0 in their last four games as an underdog and is a perfect 9-0 in their last nine games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: WEST VIRGINIA/TEXAS TECH OVER 139.5