Texas Tech at West Virginia - 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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West Virginia Mountaineers (13-8) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (17-5)
Game Info: Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm (WVU Coliseum)
Betting Odds: West Virginia Mountaineers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders will travel to play the West Virginia Mountaineers in a Big 12 game on Saturday afternoon.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 17-5 (6-3) this season and have won four of their last five games. Texas Tech is coming off of a win against Texas by a score of 77-64 in their last game. Texas Tech shot 47.1% from the field and was +11 in rebounding margin in the game. Kevin McCullar led the Red Raiders with 19 points and 6 rebounds in the win. Texas Tech is averaging 74.9 points per game and is giving up 60.5 points per game against, while also averaging 37.6 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Bryson Williams is averaging 13.6 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game, while Terrence Shannon Jr. is averaging 11.1 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech is shooting 47.5% on field goals, 68.5% on free throws, and 32.7% on three pointers.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-8 (2-6) this season and have lost six games in a row. West Virginia lost to Baylor by a score of 81-77 in their last game. West Virginia shot 54.2% from the field and was -10 in rebounding margin for the loss. Taz Sherman led the Mountaineers with 29 points and 3 assists in the game. West Virginia is averaging 68.8 points per game and is giving up 66.2 points per game against, while also averaging 33.1 rebounds per game and 10.4 assists per game. Taz Sherman (questionable) is averaging 18.9 points per game and 2.6 assists per game, while Sean McNeil is averaging 13.4 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers. West Virginia is shooting 42.6% on field goals, 68.6% on free throws, and 31.6% on three pointers.
Texas Tech is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 4-1 in Texas Tech’s last 5 games. West Virginia is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. The over is 6-0 in West Virginia’s last 6 games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.
West Virginia came very close to pulling a huge upset against Baylor, but couldn’t finish the deal in the second half. Texas Tech is ranked #14 in the nation and plays very good defense. Texas Tech defeated West Virginia 78-65 in their first meeting of the season. I like Texas Tech to sweep the season series and get the win.
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