Mountaineers vs. Red Raiders Prediction
The seventh-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders enjoyed a fantastic regular season and will look to continue playing well in the Big Tournament quarterfinals tonight versus the West Virginia Mountaineers. Is Texas Tech the right bet to make on the spread line?
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Red Raiders are a 12.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 137.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 60 percent of public bets are being placed on Texas Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Mountaineers stun Sooners
West Virginia earned a 72-71 win over Oklahoma Wednesday night in the Big 12 Tournament when it was determined Sooners guard Christian James had his foot on the line for what would have been a 3-pointer that forced overtime. The Mountaineers (13-19) outscored Oklahoma 39-36 in the second half of the win. West Virginia shot 27-of-71 from the floor, 9-of-30 from 3-point land plus 9-of-13 at the free throw line. Lamont West paced the Mountaineers with 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting including 2-of-7 from 3-point range plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also notched three rebounds and two assists. Jermaine Haley tallied 14 points, 12 boards, four assists and two blocked shots. Jordan McCabe added 12 points, three caroms and two assists.
Red Raiders secure share of conference crown
Texas Tech earned a share of the Big 12 title Saturday with an 80-73 win at Iowa State. The Red Raiders (26-5, 14-4) outscored the Cyclones 46-37 in the second half after trailing by two at halftime. Texas Tech shot 28-of-65 from the floor, 11-of-26 from 3-point range plus 13-of-13 at the free throw line. Jarrett Culver led the Red Raiders with 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point range plus 3-of-3 at the charity stripe. He also recorded four rebounds and three assists. Davide Moretti accounted for 20 points, three boards and two assists. Matt Mooney added 13 points, six reobunds, five dimes and four steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Mountaineers are 4-3 ATS and 3-4 straight up in the last seven meetings with the Red Raiders.
The under is 4-3 in the last seven meetings against West Virginia.
The Mountaineers expended a lot of energy in last night's win and their reward is facing a rested Texas Tech team that blasted them 81-50 back on February 4 in Lubbock. The Red Raiders want to snare the highest NCAA Tournament seed possible and should make quick work of a West Virginia squad that isn't well-equipped to handle the vaunted Texas Tech defense.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS -12.5