TCU vs. West Virginia Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, February 12, 2024

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The West Virginia Mountaineers (8-15, 3-7 Big 12) hope to end a six-game road losing skid at the TCU Horned Frogs (16-7, 5-5 Big 12) on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET.

Monday’s matchup between the Horned Frogs and the Mountaineers features the Horned Frogs as double-digit 12.5-point favorites. The point total for the game is 153.5.

TCU vs. West Virginia Odds

Point Spread for TCU vs. West Virginia

The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with sportsbooks listing TCU as the favorite.

TCU vs. West Virginia Moneyline

As for the moneyline, TCU has -1000 odds to pick up the win, while West Virginia is listed at +650 to claim victory.

TCU vs. West Virginia Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 153.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, February 12, 2024
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Arena: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena

TCU vs. West Virginia Betting Trends

Against the spread, TCU is 13-10-0 this year. The Horned Frogs have been chosen as favorites in 12 games this year and have walked away with the win eight times (66.7%) in those games. TCU’s games this year have gone over the point total 54.5% of the time (12 out of 22 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, West Virginia is 9-12-1 this season. The Mountaineers have won 20% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (3-12). West Virginia’s games this year have hit the over on 11 of 22 set point totals (50%).

TCU vs. West Virginia Key Players to Watch

TCU

Emanuel Miller is tops on his squad in both points (16.5) and rebounds (5.9) per contest, and also posts 2.8 assists. Defensively, he puts up 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Micah Peavy is averaging 11.1 points, 2.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game. Jameer Nelson Jr. posts 10.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 2.2 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Avery Anderson III is tops on his team in assists per game (3.7), and also posts 8.9 points and 2.0 rebounds. Defensively, he delivers 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

West Virginia

Quinn Slazinski is the Mountaineers’ top scorer (13.0 points per game) and rebounder (4.3), and contributes 1.9 assists. Jesse Edwards is averaging 15.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game, making 59.3% of his shots from the field. Raequan Battle is averaging 15.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists per contest, making 39.1% of his shots from the floor and 27.4% from 3-point range, with 1.3 treys per contest. The Mountaineers get 11.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game from Kerr Kriisa.

What you need to know about the TCU Horned Frogs

TCU’s Big 12 games have hit the over six out of 10 times this season. Offensively, the Horned Frogs are putting up 81.8 points per game (26th-ranked in college basketball). They are ceding 71.1 points per contest at the other end of the court (157th-ranked). TCU has been shining when it comes to rebounding this year, ranking best in the nation in boards per game () and best in rebounds allowed per contest ().

The Horned Frogs average 83.8 points per game in home games, compared to 77.9 points per game in road games, a difference of 5.9 points per contest. With 6.4 treys per game, TCU is 275th in the country. It has a 35.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 92nd in college basketball. The Horned Frogs are 121st in the nation with 6.5 three-pointers allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 124th with a 32.8% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.

The Horned Frogs have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Six of TCU’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. TCU has seen a decrease in scoring recently, putting up 76.7 points per game in its last 10 contests, 5.1 points fewer than the 81.8 it has scored this year. TCU’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (77.2) is 6.1 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (71.1).

What you need to know about the West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia has covered three times in 10 games with a spread in conference play this season. The Mountaineers are 314th in the nation in points scored (68.0 per game) and 234th in points conceded (73.7). On the boards, West Virginia is best in the country in rebounds ( per game). It is best in rebounds conceded ( per game).

The Mountaineers average 71.3 points per game at home, and 60.2 on the road. At 6.8 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 32.8% from beyond the arc, West Virginia is 239th and 229th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. The Mountaineers are the 17th-worst team in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (8.7 per game) and 199th in 3-point percentage defensively (34.0%).

The Mountaineers have gone 3-7 over their past 10 games, with a 3-6-1 record against the spread in that span. West Virginia has gone over the total in six of its last 10 outings. Over its previous 10 games, West Virginia is tallying 67.7 points per game, compared to its season average of 68.0. While the Mountaineers are surrendering 73.7 points per game in 2023-24, they have been worse over their previous 10 games, allowing 79.2 points per contest.

TCU vs. West Virginia Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is TCU, and we project that TCU will cover the spread (TCU -12.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 153.5 points.

How to bet TCU vs. West Virginia

You can bet on TCU vs. West Virginia at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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