The Texas Tech Red Raiders will be looking to catch a seven-game losing streak when they take on the West Virginia Mountaineers Wednesday night. Texas Tech is yet to win a Big 12 game this season, falling to 10-9 overall in Saturday’s loss to Kansas State. West Virginia has lost six of its last seven games, including a 69-61 setback against Texas last time out.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. The Red Raiders are favored at 3.5 points in the latest Texas Tech vs. West Virginia odds by Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 140.5. Before you enter a West Virginia vs. Texas Tech tip, check out the model’s college basketball predictions at SportsLine.
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Now the model has targeted Texas Tech vs. West Virginia. You can go to SportsLine to see the selection. Here are some college basketball odds for Texas Tech vs. West Virginia:
- Spread between Texas Tech and West Virginia: Texas Tech -3.5
- Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Over/Under: 140.5 points
- Money line between Texas Tech and West Virginia: Texas Tech -165, West Virginia +140
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Featured Game | Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Why Texas Tech can cover
West Virginia lost for the sixth time in seven games as they went into the final without a field goal in a 4-23 loss to Texas on Saturday. The Mountaineers didn’t score in the last 2:39 of the game, missed four late free throws and committed 20 turnovers. Texas Tech led by five points over Kansas State at halftime on Saturday before finally losing on the stretch.
The Red Raiders failed to seal the deal, but they were leading at halftime in three of their seven conference losses, all of which were against ranked teams. Senior forward Kevin Obanor leads Texas Tech with 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, while senior guard De’Vion Harmon adds 12.1 points and 3.5 assists. The Red Raiders have won five of their last six home games against West Virginia, who have gone 1-14 in their last 15 away games.
Why West Virginia can cover
Texas Tech hasn’t proven it’s capable of winning a conference game, wiping out multiple halftime leads en route to its 7-0 start in the Big 12. The Red Raiders have been away for three of their last four games, so tiredness could be an issue for them on Wednesday night. They are riding their longest losing streak since 2012 after losing to Kansas State by 10 points on Saturday.
West Virginia is just two games away from its 74-65 win over TCU when senior guard Kedrian Johnson added 20 points. Johnson scored a season-high 22 points against Texas while Tre Mitchell added 12. The Mountaineers have covered the spread in 12 of their last 18 games against Texas Tech and won 13 of their last 20 games outright.
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