The No. 14 Texas Tech Red Raiders and the West Virginia Mountaineers will face off in a Big 12 clash at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday at the WVU Coliseum. West Virginia is 13-8 overall and 10-2 at home, while the Red Raiders are 17-5 overall and 1-4 on the road. Texas Tech picked up a 78-65 victory when these teams met in Texas two weeks ago.
The Red Raiders are favored by 4.5 points in the latest West Virginia vs. Texas Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 130.5. Before entering any Texas Tech vs. West Virginia picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- West Virginia vs. Texas Tech spread: Texas Tech -4.5
- West Virginia vs. Texas Tech over-under: 130 points
Featured Game | West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders
What you need to know about West Virginia
West Virginia put up a great fight against No. 8 Baylor on Monday night, but the Mountaineers eventually fell in an 81-77 decision, extending their losing streak to six games. They were paced by senior guard Taz Sherman, who scored a career-high 29 points and hit six 3-pointers. However, Sherman left the game with a concussion and is not expected to play on Saturday.
Sherman averages 18.9 points per game, so Sean McNeil would be the team’s only double-digit scorer on the court if Sherman is unable to go. This is the first time that West Virginia has been on a six-game skid since the 2012-13 season. The Mountaineers are 8-1 in their last nine home games against Texas Tech.
What you need to know about Texas Tech
Texas Tech has now won four of its last five games after getting the best of former head coach Chris Beard and No. 23 Texas on Tuesday night. The Red Raiders went on a 15-2 run early in the first half and never trailed again. Senior forward Bryson Williams leads the team with 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
It has been a balanced effort for the Red Raiders, as they have five players scoring in double figures this season. They come into this game ranked third in the Big 12, trailing only Kansas and Baylor. Texas Tech has covered the spread in five straight games and in nine of its last 10 overall.
How to make Texas Tech vs. West Virginia picks
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