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NCAA Basketball Betting: Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Last Minute Odds, Picks and Analysis

College Basketball Betting: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. West Virginia Mountaineers odds and picks

Monday night, two of the top coaching personalities in college basketball will meet. Chris Beard stunned March Madness betting by taking Texas Tech to the 2019 Final Four.  While Bob Huggins is a revered favorite son of West Virginia.   Beard and Huggins have their teams on track for Big Dance invites.  However, the Red Raiders and Mountaineers haven’t provided reliable betting value.  West Virginia is inconsistent on both ends of the court.  By contrast, the Red Raiders have a strong defense.  But the iron is often unkind to them offensively.  West Virginia hosts Texas Tech on ESPN Monday.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Information

Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Location: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
TV Coverage: ESPN

Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Texas Tech +1½ (-110) 136½ (-110) +105
West Virginia -1½ (-110) 136½ (-110) -125
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Texas Tech at West Virginia CashBet Wagering Analysis

Compared to most other teams, Texas Tech and West Virginia are legit sportsbook brands.  Both are on pace for the Big Dance in March.  Naturally, casual money will flow to the home team in West Virginia.  Sharps will look hard at Texas Tech and a defense that travels.

Guns Down for Red Raiders

Texas Tech is in 2021 March Madness betting contention.  The Red Raiders are 11-4 straight up, 6-9 against the spread, and 7-8 under the total.  Overall, Texas Tech ranks 118th out of 350 teams for scoring.  Defensively the Red Raiders are 10th for points allowed.  Of great concern are marks of 202nd for field goal percentage and 219th for 3-point field goal percentage.  Texas Tech is drowning gamblers in red ink. To illustrate, they’ve covered just two of their last ten games.

Namely, guard Mac McClung leads Texas Tech with 16.3 points per game.  Guard Terrence Shannon Jr. adds 12.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per outing.  And then guard Kevin McCullar brings 11.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

Mounties Fade After Hot Start

Late on, West Virginia covered three of their last five games.  Three of their previous four cleared the total.  WVU ranks 121st for scoring and 124th for points allowed.  West Virginia ranks 25th nationally for defending 3-point field goals.  In comparison, the Mounties rank 278th for field goal percentage. WVU is an abysmal 244th for defensive rebounding.  In sum, West Virginia is 10-4 straight up, 7-7 against the spread, and 8-6 over the total.

Guard Miles McBride has been a bet on NCAA basketball asset.  Accordingly, McBride averages 15.3 points and 4.1 assists per game.  Forward Derek Culver adds 13.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest.

Texas Tech at West Virginia Against the Spread

Texas Tech is 20-26 against the spread.  Specifically, on the road, the Red Raiders are 7-6 vs. the odds.  In Big 12 games, Texas Tech is 11-14 on the board.

Texas Tech is 24-21-1 over the total.  And then in away matchups, the Red Raiders are 7-6 to the over.  In Big 12 matchups, Texas Tech is 14-11 over the spread.

West Virginia is 23-22 against the spread in all games.  Overall, at home, the Mounties are 12-9 vs. the odds.  Against the Big 12, WVU is 11-13 on the board.

Overall, West Virginia is 17-27-1 under the total. At home, the Mountaineers are 7-13-1 to the under.  And in Big 12 games, WVU is 10-13-1 under the number.

Late on, West Virginia has paid in six of their last eight against Texas Tech.  Four of the previous six in this series stayed under the total.  So too have the Mounties paid in three straight home games against the Red Raiders.  The last two games in this series at WVU went under the total.

Texas Tech at West Virginia CashBet Free Pick  

As was previously noted, West Virginia has the upper hand against Texas Tech.  Also, Texas Tech remains in low 2021 March Madness Betting form.  The Red Raiders have consistently cost gamblers money.

Texas Tech at West Virginia CashBet Best Bet: 

West Virginia Mountaineers

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