West Virginia vs Texas Tech Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 8 seed West Virginia Mountaineers (18-13, 7-11 Big 12) will hit the court in the Big 12 Tournament against the No. 9 seed Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-15, 5-13 Big 12). The teams will square off Wednesday at 7:00 PM live on ESPNU.

West Virginia is a moderate 4-point favorite against Texas Tech when the Mountaineers play the Red Raiders on Wednesday. The game’s over/under is 145.5.

West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Odds

Point Spread for West Virginia vs. Texas Tech

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing West Virginia as the favorite.

West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Moneyline

As for the moneyline, West Virginia has -180 odds to pick up the win, while Texas Tech is listed at +153 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 145.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Arena: T-Mobile Center

West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Betting Trends

West Virginia has played 31 games, with 16 wins against the spread. The Mountaineers have come away with 14 wins in the 17 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. West Virginia’s games this year have gone over the point total 67.7% of the time (21 out of 31 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Texas Tech is 15-16-0 this season. The Red Raiders have gone 3-9 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 25% of those games). Texas Tech’s games this season have hit the over on 19 of 31 set point totals (61.3%).

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West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Key Players to Watch

West Virginia

Erik Stevenson puts up 15.5 points and 2.4 assists per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 3.5 rebounds, shooting 44% from the field and 39.2% from beyond the arc with 2.4 made 3-pointers per contest. Tre Mitchell averages a team-high 5.3 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s posting 11.5 points and 1.8 assists, shooting 47.2% from the field and 38.1% from downtown with 1 made 3-pointers per contest. Kedrian Johnson paces his team in assists per contest (3.3), and also averages 11 points and 2.1 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 1.8 steals and 0 blocked shots. Joe Toussaint posts 9.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.8 steals and 0 blocked shots.

Texas Tech

De’Vion Harmon is posting a team-leading 3.6 assists per game. And he is contributing 13.6 points and 2.9 rebounds, making 45% of his shots from the field. Kevin Obanor paces the Red Raiders in scoring (14.4 points per game) and rebounding (6.4), and posts 0.8 assists. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. The Red Raiders get 10.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from Jaylon Tyson. The Red Raiders get 8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from Daniel Batcho.

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What you need to know about the West Virginia Mountaineers

So far this season, 11 out of West Virginia’s 18 Big 12 games have hit the over. The Mountaineers are 60th in college basketball with 76.7 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 207th with 71.1 points allowed per contest. West Virginia is pulling down 31.4 boards per game (202nd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 28.8 rebounds per contest (52nd-ranked).

West Virginia is sinking 7.3 threes per game (197th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while owning a 35.2% three-point percentage (123rd-ranked). The Mountaineers rank 82nd in the nation with 6.5 threes allowed per game so far this year. Meanwhile, they rank 214th with a 34.3% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.

The Mountaineers have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 5-5 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, West Virginia has gone over the total eight times. West Virginia’s offense has been less productive over its last 10 games, racking up 76 points a contest compared to the 76.7 it has averaged this year. The last 10 games have seen West Virginia concede 4.1 more points per game (75.2) than its season-long average (71.1).

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What you need to know about the Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech has compiled a 9-9-0 ATS record so far this season in conference play. The Red Raiders put up 73.7 points per game and give up 68.7, making them 131st in the country offensively and 138th defensively. Texas Tech is 121st in college basketball in rebounds per game (32.6) and 85th in rebounds allowed (29.5).

In 2022-23, Texas Tech is 203rd in college basketball in 3-point makes (7.2 per game) and 151st in 3-point percentage (34.8%). The Red Raiders are 284th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (8.1 per game) and 91st in 3-point percentage defensively (32.3%).

The Red Raiders have gone 5-5 over their last 10 contests, with a 7-3 record against the spread in that span. Texas Tech has hit the over in seven of its past 10 outings. In its previous 10 games, Texas Tech is putting up 72 points per contest, 1.7 fewer points than its season average (73.7). While the Red Raiders are ceding 68.7 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse over their past 10 games, allowing 72.3 points per contest.

West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is West Virginia, and we expect that West Virginia will cover the spread (West Virginia -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 145.5 points.

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How to bet West Virginia vs. Texas Tech

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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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