Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Mountaineers vs Red Raiders CBB Odds
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(23-9) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (24-8)
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: West Virginia -2
CBB Betting Total: 141.5
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West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia was able to pull ahead of Baylor right before the half, which was exclamated with a Jevon Carter full-court shot as time expired to put them up 29-23. They would go on to cruise to victory in the second half winning 78-65.
West Virginia’s defense was on point last night as they forced Baylor to turn the ball over 22 times, while they held them to only 42% shooting from the field.
Meanwhile, their offense only shot 43.6% from the field, but they sunk 38% of their three-point shots. Thats pretty good against a team that was only allowing 33% from the arc all season.
The Mountaineers will need to brace themselves against a very stout Texas Tech defense. Like Baylor, this is another slow-tempo squad with a defensive prowess, so the press defense could work here, but they need to be weary of the return of Keenan Evans.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech was able to hold off Texas in a grind it out matchup towards the end of the game to win 73-69. Senior Guard Keenan Evans led the Red Raiders with 25 points.
The offense was efficient against Texas as they were able to convert 47% of their shots. Even more impressive they went 9-16 from the three-point line.
The defense only allowed Texas to shoot 43% from the field, while out rebounding them 37-28.
Evans is a key cog for this Texas Tech squad, and to note he was not in the lineup in their previous matchup with West Virginia. Tournament play is all about guard-play, and with Evans running the show, they have a chance to pull off the upset.
CBB Betting Trends:
- TTU are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Texas Tech is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games.
- Under is 7-2 in TTU last 9 neutral site games.
- WVU is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing TEXTK.
Free West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders NCAAB Prediction: Texas Tech grinds past West Virginia as they seek first conference tourney title
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Texas Tech +2
Texas Tech consists of Senior Guards and some big bodies, and I’d give their guards a better rating than Baylors. I expect them to better withstand the press defense and convert easy buckets from it. They also rank 32nd in defensive 3PT%, so don’t expect West Virginia to shoot 38% again.
Texas Tech had a Big 12 title in their hands, but injuries derailed that hope, so expect them to come out focused and motivated in search of a tournament title.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Texas Tech 73 – West Virginia 67
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