West Virginia at TCU 2/23/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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TCU Horned Frogs (11-9) vs West Virginia Mountaineers (15-6)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena)
Betting Odds: TCU Horned Frogs +9 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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West Virginia faces TCU on Tuesday, February 23rd at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena for an NCAA basketball Big 12 matchup.
West Virginia is coming off an 84-82 win over Texas in its last game on the road on February 20th. West Virginia trailed by as many as 19 points in that game, but the Mountaineers were able to mount a very impressive comeback to earn the win. West Virginia now has two major comeback wins this season, as its other was against Oklahoma State on the road on January 4th. West Virginia is 15-6 overall and 11-10 against the spread this season. West Virginia's leading scorer so far this season has been G Miles McBride, who has scored 16.2 points per game for the Mountaineers. West Virginia as a team has scored 77.8 points per game and has shot the ball at a 43.2% clip from the field. West Virginia has also allowed 72.4 points per game to its opponents as well.
TCU is coming off a 62-54 loss to Kansas State in its last game on February 20th at home. This has been a disappointing season for TCU and coach Jamie Dixon, but its loss to Kansas State was its worst moment by far. TCU was a 7-point favorite in that game and took the 8-point outright loss. TCU is now 11-9 overall this season and 4-7 in Big 12 play. TCU is also 8-12 against the spread this season. TCU's leading scorer so far this season has been G RJ Nembhard, who has scored 16.8 points per game for the Horned Frogs. TCU as a team has scored 68.3 points per game and has shot the ball at a 44.2% clip from the field. TCU has also allowed 70.7 points per game to its opponents as well.
West Virginia opens as a 9-point favorite and the total is set at 147.5. As bad as TCU has been this season, I do believe this is too many points for this West Virginia team to cover on the road. West Virginia has struggled to cover these larger spreads away from home, as we just saw in its four-point win over Iowa State on the road on February 2nd. I will take the points with TCU.