West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Big 12 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Big 12 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 8 seed West Virginia Mountaineers (18-13, 7-11 Big 12) are 4-point favorites in the Big 12 Tournament when they meet the No. 9 seed Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-15, 5-13 Big 12) on Wednesday at T-Mobile Center, tipping off at 7:00 PM on ESPNU. Both teams hope to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s over/under is set at 145.5.

West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Odds

  • West Virginia odds to win: -180
  • Texas Tech odds to win: +153
  • Spread: West Virginia (-4)
  • Total: 145.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Venue: T-Mobile Center

Who Will Win West Virginia vs. Texas Tech?

West Virginia and Texas Tech Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season it was favored by 4 points or more, West Virginia has a 9-5 record against the spread.

Texas Tech has a 6-2 record against the spread when an underdog by 4 points or more this year.

The Mountaineers and the Red Raiders combine to average 4.9 more points per game than the total of 145.5 set for this matchup.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 139.8 points per game, 5.7 fewer than the over/under for this matchup.

The average over/under West Virginia has had in its matchups this year is 2.3 more points than this particular game’s point total.

The average point total for the Red Raiders this year is 3.1 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

The Mountaineers have a 16-15-0 record against the spread this season.

So far this season, the Red Raiders have put together a 15-16-0 record against the spread.

West Virginia Stats & Insights

West Virginia outscores opponents by 5.6 points per game (scoring 76.7 per game to rank 60th in college basketball while giving up 71.1 per contest to rank 207th in college basketball) and has a +175 scoring differential overall.

The 31.4 rebounds per game West Virginia averages rank 202nd in the country, and are 2.6 more than the 28.8 its opponents record per contest.

The Mountaineers connect on 7.3 three-pointers per game (197th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 6.5. They shoot 35.2% from deep while their opponents hit 34.3% from long range.

West Virginia ranks 75th in college basketball by averaging 98 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 158th in college basketball, allowing 90.8 points per 100 possessions.

The Mountaineers are averaging 79.4 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 71.6 points per contest.

Texas Tech Stats & Insights

Texas Tech’s +155 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by five points per game) is a result of putting up 73.7 points per game (131st in college basketball) while allowing 68.7 per contest (138th in college basketball).

Texas Tech wins the rebound battle by an average of 3.1 boards. It pulls down 32.6 rebounds per game (121st in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 29.5.

Texas Tech connects on 7.2 three-pointers per game (203rd in college basketball) at a 34.8% rate (151st in college basketball), compared to the 8.1 its opponents make, shooting 32.3% from beyond the arc.

Texas Tech ranks 148th in college basketball averaging 94.9 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 98th, allowing 88.5 points per 100 possessions.

At home, the Red Raiders average 77.4 points per game. On the road, they average 66.

West Virginia Key Players to Watch

The Mountaineers scoring leader is Erik Stevenson, who averages 15.5 per contest to go with 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists.

West Virginia’s leading rebounder is Tre Mitchell averaging 5.3 boards per game and its best passer is Kedrian Johnson and his 3.3 assists per game.

The Mountaineers get the most three-point shooting production out of Stevenson, who makes 2.4 threes per game.

The West Virginia steals leader is Johnson, who averages 1.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is James Okonkwo, who compiles 0.7 rejections per contest.

Texas Tech Key Players to Watch

Kevin Obanor puts up 14.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Red Raiders, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.

Texas Tech’s assist leader is De’Vion Harmon with 3.6 per game. He also records 13.6 points per game and grabs 2.9 rebounds per game.

Pop Isaacs is dependable from deep and leads the Red Raiders with 2.5 made threes per game.

Texas Tech’s leader in steals is Harmon (1.6 per game), and its leader in blocks is Daniel Batcho (1.6 per game).

West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    West Virginia (-4)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (145.5)

  • Prediction:
    West Virginia 75, Texas Tech 70
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