West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Prediction
Will West Virginia win and cover as a small road favorite today when it takes on Texas Tech at 12:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Mountaineers are 2.5-point road favorites versus the Red Raiders after opening as a 1.5-point underdog. As for the total, the number opened at 83 but continues to climb and is now 84.5.
The Mountaineers are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall and are 1-6 against the number in their last seven road games. They're also 1-10 at the betting window in their last 11 games versus a team with a winning record and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games.
The Red Raiders, meanwhile, are 5-0 against the spread in their last five conference games and are 4-1 against the number in their last five home games. They're also 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and are a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
OUR PREDICTION: The Mountaineers have won three of the previous five matchups, including the last two. Texas Tech has also lost 12 of its last 13 games against AP ranked opponents, including nine in a row. The last time the Red Raiders won against a ranked team came back in 2013 when they beat Arizona State. With West Virginia seeking its first 5-0 start since 2012, lay the small amount of points and hope the Mountaineers can hold up defensively against the explosive Red Raiders.
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