West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 1/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
United Supermarkets Arena is the location where the Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-9) will attempt to beat the West Virginia Mountaineers (11-8) on Wednesday.
The West Virginia Mountaineers took the court against Texas and ended up losing by a score of 69-61 in their last contest. West Virginia walked away from the contest having earned a 38.5% FG percentage (20 out of 52) and made 8 of 23 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Mountaineers buried 13 of 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In relation to pulling down boards, they compiled 29 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 8 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 2 steals. Pertaining to defense, West Virginia allowed their opponent to shoot 47.3% from the field on 26 out of 55 shooting. Texas distributed 12 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. Additionally, Texas pulled down 26 rebounds (6 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Texas walked away from this one shooting 73.7% at the charity stripe by making 14 of their 19 shots. They knocked down 3 out of their 13 shots from three-point range. Concerning fouls, the Mountaineers ended up walking away with 21 while Texas recorded 18 fouls.
Kedrian Johnson is one player who was a major factor for the matchup. He shot 66.7% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He was on the court for 33 mins played and snagged 1 rebound. He walked away with 22 points on 6 of 9 shooting.
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West Virginia will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 11-8 for the year. They cough up possession 12.6 times per game and as a unit they commit 19.6 personal fouls every game. As a unit, West Virginia is pulling in 34.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 257 dimes on the campaign, which is 221st in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Mountaineers are hitting 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc (132 of 374) and 69.9% from the free throw line. They average 77.0 points per outing (68th in the nation) while hitting 46.5% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Mountaineers are forcing their opponents into 15.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.0 fouls. They currently rank 86th in college basketball in giving up assists with 225 conceded so far this season. The Mountaineers defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.9% (446 of 1,015) and they relinquish 30.8 boards per contest as a basketball team. They give up 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 177th in college hoops in points per game allowed (69.2).
For their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 68-58 against Kansas State. The Red Raiders collected 18 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in the game. They gave up possession 10 times, while earning 8 steals for the contest. Kansas State had 13 personal fouls in this game which took the Red Raiders to the free throw line for 12 shots. They were able to knock down 5 of those for a percentage of 41.7%. Concerning shooting from distance, Texas Tech made 7 of 29 attempts (24.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Red Raiders went 23 for 71 from the field which gave them a rate of 32.4%. The Red Raiders allowed Kansas State to knock down 20 out of their 47 tries from the field which left them shooting 42.6% in this matchup. They finished shooting 32.0% from downtown by hitting 8 out of 25 and finished the game at 20 of 27 at the free throw line (74.1%). When discussing rebounding, Texas Tech allowed Kansas State to get 32 in all (9 on the offensive side).
De'Vion Harmon was important for the Red Raiders for the game. He buried 5 of 16 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 31.3%, and had 6 rebounds. He recorded 13 points in his 29 minutes on the court and had 1 assist for this contest.
Texas Tech has a mark of 10-9 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Red Raiders are shooting 47.1% from the field, which is 53rd in the nation. Texas Tech has totaled 1,428 pts this year (75.2 per game) and they snag 35.6 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 14.1 times per contest (123rd in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 14.4 times per contest. The Red Raiders are committing 14.8 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 70.1% from the free throw line.
The Red Raiders on the defensive side of the court are 100th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 66.5. They are forcing 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.7% from the field (99th in college hoops). The Texas Tech defense gives up 32.9% on 3-point shots (148 of 450) and their opposition makes 70.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 12.9 dimes and 31.8 boards every game, which has them ranked 201st and 59th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take West Virginia
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