Texas Tech vs West Virginia Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/8/23

West Virginia Mountaineers (18-13) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-15)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm (T-Mobile Center)

Betting Odds: West Virginia Mountaineers -2 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Texas Tech Red Raiders and West Virginia Mountaineers face off on Wednesday in a Big 12 college basketball showdown at the T-Mobile Center. When these two teams faced of on February 18th it was Texas Tech that secured the 78-72 victory. 

Texas Tech Betting Preview

Texas Tech comes into this game with a 16-15 record overall and they have gone 14-16-1 against the spread. In each of the last three games the Red Raiders have been competitive, but they ended up losing the game. In the last game against Oklahoma State, they ended up losing 71-68. Head coach Mark Adams has also been suspended and he won’t be on the bench for this game. Texas Tech is averaging 73.7 points while their defense is giving up 67.7 points per game. Kevin Obanor is averaging 14.4 points while shooting 49.2 percent from the field. 

West Virginia Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is West Virginia who sits with an 18-13 record and they have gone 16-15 against the spread. In the last game against Kansas State, West Virginia scored 89 points and that was enough to win by eight points. Erik Stevenson finished with 27 points, five assists, and four rebounds. West Virginia is averaging 76.7 points while their defense is giving up 71.1 points per game. Stevenson on the season is averaging 15.5 points while shooting 44 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from the field. 

Texas Tech vs West Virginia Trends

West Virginia is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games. The over is 6-1 in West Virginia’s last seven games played on Wednesday. West Virginia is 4-0 against hte spread in their last four games against a team with a winning straight up record. 

Shane’s Free Pick

There is a lot of turmoil going on inside the Texas Tech Program and they are going to struggle in this game. West Virginia is coming off a game where they scored 89 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. Texas Tech isn’t going to be keeping up, and the Mountaineers are going to get the job done. Back WVU against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick West Virginia -2

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