Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Longhorns vs Mountaineers CBB Odds
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(11-21) Texas Longhorns vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (24-7)
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big 12
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: West Virginia -11.5
CBB Betting Total: 138.5
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The quarterfinal match ups take place on Thursday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The night cap kicks off with a game between the Texas Longhorns and the West Virginia Mountaineers.
This is the third match up between the two teams this year. The West Virginia Mountaineers won the previous two match ups.
The Texas Longhorns pulled an upset in the first round of the Big 12 tournament beating Texas Tech 61-52. They played really good defense all night and really made it hard on the Red Raiders to score.
That win over the Red Raiders was the first win all season away from their home court. The Longhorns had lost seven straight games before the win over Texas Tech.
The Longhorns goal is to really slow down the pace of the game and make it a half court game. That will be key against the Mountaineers who really want to push the pace.
The guards need to be great in this game breaking the press and trying to control the tempo of the game. If the guards can do that, the Longhorns have a shot to pull the upset.
West Virginia Mountaineers
The Mountaineers have had another nice regular season, but for West Virginia being good in the regular season doesn’t mean success. For them it’s all about the post season and they are trying to avoid another early exit out of the NCAA tournament this year.
The Mountaineers come into this game with a 24-7 record. They come into this game having won four of the last five games. Their only loss in that stretch was against the Baylor Bears.
The Mountaineers strength is on both sides of the ball. They average 83.8 points per game which is 15th best in the country. On the defensive side they average giving up 66.8 points per game which is 54th best in the country.
For the Mountaineers to win this game they can’t look ahead. Their goal is to win the Big 12 tournament title but to win that they need to win this game first.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-1 in TEX last 11 Thu. games.
- TEX are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big 12.
- TEX are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Favorite is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free Texas Longhorns vs. West Virginia Mountaineers NCAAB Prediction:
This game is going to come down to what pace of play the game is played at. If it’s an up and down game the Mountaineers will win, but if the pace of play is slow Texas will win.
I think the Mountaineers will be the team to dictate the pace of play.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: OVER 138.5!
They will get the ball up and down the court and win this game easily.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: West Virginia 78 – Texas 68
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