West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 2/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia (+5)
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-5) play the West Virginia Mountaineers (13-5) at United Supermarkets Arena on Tuesday. Texas Tech opens this matchup as 5-point favorites. The total opens at 140.5.
West Virginia comes into this game with a mark of 13-5 so far this year. They turn it over 12.1 times per contest and as a team are committing 16.3 fouls per game. As a team, West Virginia is pulling down 39.3 boards per game and has 255 dimes this year, which is 78th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Mountaineers are shooting 36.9% on shots from 3-point land (132 of 358) and 70.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 76.6 points per contest (70th in the nation) while shooting 42.9% from the field. On the defensive end, the Mountaineers are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and they draw 20.4 fouls. The Mountaineers are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.2% (467 of 1,082) and they concede 35.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 270th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 243 relinquished on the campaign. They are giving up 31.3% on 3-point attempts and they are 195th in the country in PPG allowed (70.9).
The West Virginia Mountaineers faced off with the Kansas Jayhawks and notched a win by a score of 91-79 in their last contest. West Virginia wrapped up the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (32 of 64) and knocked down 11 out of their 21 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Mountaineers buried 16 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 30 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 assists in the game in addition to getting 9 steals and 2 blocks. When discussing defending, West Virginia let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the field on 32 of 64 shooting. Kansas distributed 12 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Additionally, the Jayhawks collected 35 rebounds (15 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Kansas went 77.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of 18 tries. They knocked down 7 out of their 20 shots from 3-point land.
Miles McBride is one player who played a role in the game. He racked up 29 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins and also pulled down 7 rebounds. McBride finished shooting 53.3% from the field and earned 8 assists. Another guy that came through in this contest for the Mountaineers was Taz Sherman. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also had 3 assists. He ended up going 52.9% from the floor for the contest by shooting 9-of-17 (25 points). When all was said and done, Sherman was on the court for 31 minutes.
Texas Tech has a record of 14-5 for the season. Texas Tech has scored 1,414 pts for the year (74.4 per game) and they grab 36.2 rebounds per contest. The Red Raiders are committing 16.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 72.5% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Red Raiders are connecting on 43.5% from the field, which has them ranked 221st in college basketball. They are assisting teammates 12.6 times per game (224th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 10.9 times per contest. The Red Raiders are ranked 14th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 61.7. They allow 8.7 assists and 32.6 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 3rd and 72nd in Division 1. The Texas Tech defense surrenders 34.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (130 of 377) and opponents are connecting on 66.9% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.5% from the field (52nd in D-1).
For their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders got the victory with a final of 73-62 against the Kansas State Wildcats. The Red Raiders earned 22 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this contest. They rejected 5 attempts while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Wildcats were called for 20 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Red Raiders to the free throw line for 22 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 68.2%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Texas Tech buried 10 of their 20 attempts (50.0%). In all, the Red Raiders finished 24 for 51 from the field which had them at 47.1%. The Red Raiders permitted the Wildcats to convert 20 of 44 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.5% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 45.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 of 20 and ended up shooting 13 out of 22 from the free throw line (59.1%). In relation to attacking the glass, Texas Tech permitted Kansas State to pull down 30 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Mac McClung was important for the Red Raiders for the matchup. He knocked down 8 out of 17 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 47.1%, which earned him 23 points. McClung totaled 4 boards in his 35 minutes played and had 4 dimes in this matchup. Someone else who came through for Texas Tech was Kevin McCullar. He notched 15 points in his 36 minutes played by going 4 out of 8 shooting in this game. McCullar ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field while also contributing 4 assists and 6 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take West Virginia (+5) and over 140.5 points
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