West Virginia vs Texas Tech Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech -2.5
The West Virginia Mountaineers head to United Supermarkets Arena to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 2.5 point favorites.
West Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.2 as they are averaging 73.3 points per contest while giving up 60.1 per game. Texas Tech has an overall mark of 12-7. They are averaging 72.7 points per contest and giving up 62.5, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 12-7-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-11-0 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 10-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
11/07/19 F Joel Ntambwe Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Tyreek Smith Foot is out indefinitely
Oscar Tshiebwe comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while playing 23.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Derek Culver averages 10.4 points per contest in 24.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 9.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Kyler Edwards scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Davide Moretti averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia averages 73.3 points per contest, which is 125th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 167th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 301st in the nation. They average 42.4 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 189th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 60th with 14.8 per game. The Mountaineers allow 60.1 points per contest, which is 12th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 36% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 62nd, and they allow 9.2 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the country. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech is 136th in the nation with 72.7 points per contest this season. They are 152nd in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 245th in the NCAA. They are 204th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.2 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 16.2. The Red Raiders are 132nd in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Red Raiders give up 62.5 points per game, which ranks them 36th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 66th and 144th in those defensive statistics. They rank 44th with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 109th with 33.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Red Raiders are 334th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per contest this year.
The Mountaineers are 139th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.1. In terms of pace they are 110th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 249th. As a team they are 261st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 320th in Division 1. West Virginia is 126th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Texas Tech is 134th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Red Raiders have an offensive rating of 102.4, which is ranked 157th. They are 180th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 183rd. As a unit they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 203rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Texas Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take West Virginia +2.5
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