Free CBB Pick: Mountaineers vs. Red Raiders NCAAB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(13-5) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-5)
Date: Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas
Moneyline Odds: Mountaineers (+210) Red Raiders (-230)
Betting Odds: Texas Tech – 5.5
Betting Total: O/U 141
We got a rematch from last week’s premier Big Monday matchup with the West Virginia Mountaineers traveling to Lubbock to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Super Tuesday. The Mountaineers are coming off a double-digit win over Kansas on Saturday, while Texas Tech took down a mediocre Kansas State squad 73-62 over the weekend.
As it stands right now, West Virginia is second in the Big-12 at 6-2 two games behind undefeated Baylor. The Red Raiders are fourth in the conference at 6-4 and have a chance to tie Oklahoma for the third spot with a win over the Mountaineers.
The Mountaineers own a 15-6 edge in the all-time series between the teams.
West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia won their second straight and their fourth game in the last five as they knocked off #23 Kansas at home on Saturday. The Mountaineers improved to 13-5 overall and sit at second in the Big 12 with a 6-3 conference mark.
Deuce McBride has been on fire over the last month for the Mountaineers. He’s averaging 17.1 points since the beginning of January to lead West Virginia in scoring since that mark and is the 3rd leading scorer in the Big-12 since conference play started. The Mountaineers are knocking down 7.3 three-pointers a night while they hit 36.9% from beyond the arc this season. They are also one of the best free-throw shooting teams in the country cashing in over 70% of their attempts from the charity stripe.
The Mountaineers come into this contest averaging 76.6 points per game on the season, putting them 70th in the country in scoring. West Virginia is tough on the glass as they pull down 42.3 boards a night while they dish out an average of 13.3 assists a night.
West Virginia is giving up an average of 70.9 points per contest on the year, which puts them 195th in the country in scoring defense. A little bit of a different team for Bob Huggin this year as they have shifted to an offensively centric team.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech took care of business against Kansas State to earn their third straight win. The Red Raiders improved to 14-5 overall and are fourth in the Big 12 with a 6-4 conference mark on the year.
Mac McClung has emerged as the go-to guy for Chris Beard over the last month. He has made some big shots to help lift the Raiders over Texas and LSU for some quality wins. McClung leads the team with 17.6 points per game while handing out 2.4 assists a night.
The Red Raiders are averaging 74.4 points per game on the offensive end of the floor this season, putting them 115th in the nation in scoring offense.
Texas Tech is shooting 43.5% from the floor this season. The Red Raiders knock down 6.5 shots from behind the arc a night while shooting 34.2% from three-point range.
Tech is suffocating on the defensive end of the floor, ranking 14th in the nation by allowing 61.7 points a night.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of West Virginia’s last 8 games.
- West Virginia is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
- West Virginia is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against Texas Tech.
- West Virginia is 12-5 SU in their last 17 games against Texas Tech.
- Texas Tech is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas Tech’s last 10 games.
- Texas Tech is 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Texas Tech’s last 18 games against West Virginia.
Free West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders NCAAB Prediction:
I like Texas Tech in this game to cover the number. People forget that Texas Tech had a 12-point lead with just five minutes to go the last time they played West Virginia. The Red Raiders got outscored 15-4 in the final four minutes of the game to suffer the loss to the Mountaineers, so I think that they will want to seek revenge on their home court. Tech struggled out the gate at the WVU coliseum in the first matchup, so I think they will want to get out to a hot start and not let West VA come back in this one like last time down the stretch. Deuce McBride has been on fire for the Mountaineers, if the Red Raiders can do a good job containing him they should be able to sneak out a victory.
4* Free NCAA College Basketball Betting Pick: Texas Tech -5.5
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