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Mountaineers Aim To Continue Recent Spread Dominance vs Red Raiders

West Virginia is 4-3 SU and 6-1 ATS in its last seven games against the Texas Tech Red Raiders overall, but in Lubbock the Mountaineers are 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS in their last three road games against Texas Tech.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders

Opening Odds Analysis

While West Virginia is enjoying a superior regular season compared to Texas Tech, oddsmakers have the Red Raiders as small favorites due to their home-court advantage in this one. West Virginia is 13-0 SU and 9-4 ATS in 13 games at home and at neutral sites this season but just 3-3 SU and ATS on the road with losses in two of its last three. The opening lines of Texas Tech -2.5 and the total of 128.5 have not seen any early movement.

West Virginia News & Notes

In an era dominated by three-point shooting, No. 12 West Virginia is enjoying success this season with two leading scorers who haven’t attempted a single three-pointer. Freshman Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 11.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per game and sophomore Derek Culver has 10.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

The dominant forward pair are leading a Mountaineers squad that ranks 10th in the nation in rebounds with 42.3 per game and 11th in scoring defense, allowing only 60.1 points per outing. West Virginia is 16-3 SU and 12-7 ATS in 2019-20 with a 9-2 SU and ATS record over its last 11 games since suffering an upset loss on the road at St. John’s back on December 7. The Mountaineers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog.

Texas Tech News & Notes

Texas Tech had a 54-game non-conference home winning streak snapped in last Saturday’s 76-74 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats. With the loss, the Red Raiders fell to 2-4 SU and ATS over their last six games and to 5-11 ATS over their last 16.

Freshman Jahmi’us Ramsey leads the Red Raiders in scoring with 14.9 points per game, but he scored only eight points in a 66-54 loss at West Virginia earlier this month and six points against Kentucky last weekend. Ramsey will need a better showing to turn the tide in Texas Tech’s favor on Wednesday night.

Betting Pick: West Virginia +2.5

Points will be hard to come by in this matchup between two of the nation’s best defenses, but West Virginia’s clear rebounding edge should lead the way to an upset win on the road.

Shark Bites

  • West Virginia is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games.
  • Texas Tech is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games.
  • The UNDER is 9-3 in West Virginia’s last 12 games.

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