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Jan 22, 2022

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Predictions, Picks, Odds

The West Virginia Mountaineers (13-4, 2-3 Big 12) travel to meet the Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-4, 4-2) in a Big 12 conference battle on Saturday afternoon at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. Tip-off is scheduled for noon ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN2.

SCORE PREDICTION

Texas Tech 69, West Virginia 64

BEST BETS

West Virginia +9

Over 129.5

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS VS. TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS PREDICTIONS

The Mountaineers enter this one on a two-game slide, while going 2-3 SU/1-4 ATS across the past five outings. That includes a 77-68 loss against Baylor last time out on Tuesday in Morgantown as the OVER connected. West Virginia shot just 39%, or 24-of-61, from the field, while going just 33%, or 7-of-21, from behind the arc. West Virginia hung in the game with 12 turnovers to 13 for Baylor, while coming up just short 34-29 in the rebounding department. Three Mountaineers went for 17 or more points, with Sean McNeil going for 17 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal while dropping in three triples.

After a disappointing 62-51 loss at Kansas State on Jan. 15, the Red Raiders bounced back at home with a 72-60 win over Iowa State to cover an 8.5-point number. Texas Tech has managed to cover five of the past six outings, while the OVER cashed in each of the past three games at home. Bryson Williams was good for a team-leading 16 points, with most of his damage from the free-throw line, hitting seven of his eight attempts. The Red Raiders were just 19% from behind the arc, going 3-of-16, but still won the game going away as Texas Tech outrebounded Iowa State 36-31 while turning it over just 11 times to 16 times for Iowa State.

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS VS. TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS BETTING ODDS

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WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS VS. TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Big 12
  • Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Venue: United Supermarkets Arena
  • Location: Lubbock, Texas
  • TV-Time: ESPN2 - 12:00 p.m. ET

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 13-4
  • ATS: 8-9
  • O/U: 8-9

West Virginia limps into this game with consecutive losses and non-covers, while going 2-3 SU/1-4 ATS across the past five games overall. The OVER has connected in five of the past six games overall, too, with the defense allowing 81.0 PPG in the past two outings.

The good news is that West Virginia has dominated this series in recent times, going 4-1 SU/ATS across the past five meetings, including a sweep of the season series in 2021. In its most recent trip to Lubbock, West Virginia came away with an 82-71 win as 6.5-point underdogs as the OVER connected Feb. 9, 2021. Prior to that, the Mountaineers edged the Red Raiders 88-87 as 1.5-point 'dogs in Morgantown on Jan. 25, 2021.

The OVER has cashed in four of the past five meetings in this series. The OVER has dominated for the Mountaineers against other teams lately, too, going 5-1 in the past six games overall after a 4-0 UNDER run from Dec. 4-18.

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 14-4
  • ATS: 11-7
  • O/U: 8-10

The Red Raiders picked up a much-needed win and cover over a ranked Iowa State, bouncing back from a disappointing showing at Kansas State in the most recent road outing. At home, Texas Tech has won all three conference games against the likes of Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Kansas, while covering each of those games. Texas Tech has a perfect 11-0 SU/8-3 ATS mark at home, and the Red Raiders have won 14 straight in Lubbock since, yep, a loss to West Virginia on Feb. 9, 2021.

It's been a roller coaster ride for those betting Texas Tech games. The Red Raiders are 5-1 ATS across the past six games overall, following a 2-4 ATS run in six December games. Prior to that, the Red Raiders had a 4-1 ATS run from Nov. 12-27, including a perfect 4-0 ATS mark in four home games during that stretch.

As far as totals, the OVER-UNDER has alternated in each of the past six outings, with the OVER 3-0 in each of the team's three conference home games, with the OVER holding a 6-5 edge in 11 home games this season.

West Virginia has covered eight of the past 10 meetings in this series. (AP)

INSIDE THE STATS - WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS

  • Record: 13-4
  • VI Ranking
  • PS/G: 68.9 (255th)
  • PA/G: 63.6 (55th)
  • ORtg: 100.9 (223rd)
  • DRtg: 93.1 (65th)

INSIDE THE STATS - TEXAS TEXAS RED RAIDERS

  • Record: 14-4
  • VI Ranking
  • PS/G: 73.7 (143rd)
  • PA/G: 58.7 (10th)
  • ORtg: 107.9 (77th)
  • DRtg: 86.0 (6th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • WVU: Sean McNeil - G (14.4 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.5 APG, 41.8 3P%)
  • WVU: Taz Sherman - G (18.8 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.6 SPG)
  • TXT: Kevin McCullar - G (11.9 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 3.6 APG, 1.7 SPG)
  • TXT: Bryson Williams - F (12.6 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.2 APG, 52.0 FG%)

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS VS. TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS BETTING CONCLUSION

West Virginia has dominated this series lately, and the Mountaineers are the last visiting team to celebrate on the United Supermarkets Arena hardwood with a victory. However, the Red Raiders have really fared well at home against conference teams this season, and some trends are made to be broken. Look for the Red Raiders to scratch out a defensive, low-scoring victory while exacting a little revenge after a disappointing season sweep in 2020-21.

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS VS. TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS BETTING TRENDS

  • West Virginia 1-4 ATS in the past five games overall.
  • West Virginia is 6-3 ATS in the past nine road games.
  • Texas Tech is 5-1 ATS in the past six games overall.
  • Texas Tech is 10-4 ATS in the past 14 home games.
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the past six games overall for West Virginia.
  • The OVER is 10-3 in the past 13 road games for West Virginia.
  • The UNDER is 8-3 in the past 11 games overall for Texas Tech.
  • West Virginia is 8-2 ATS in the past 10 meetings.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five meetings.
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