West Virginia vs Texas Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 8 Big 12 Tournament (Mountaineers Shooters Shine)

West Virginia vs Texas Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 8 Big 12 Tournament (Mountaineers Shooters Shine)


West Virginia vs Texas Tech Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Big 12 Tournament Game
  • West Virginia (18-13, 7-11 Big 12) vs. Texas Tech (16-15, 5-13 Big 12)
  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Center -- Kansas City, Missouri

Wednesday, March 8's lineup of NCAA college basketball action features the West Virginia Mountaineers colliding with the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a first-round Big 12 Tournament matchup.

West Virginia won for the third time in its last four outings with an 89-81 victory over Kansas State on Saturday. Texas State hasn't experienced anything close to that success lately. After all, the Red Raiders are now on a three-game losing streak following their 71-68 loss to Oklahoma State.

So, which Big 12 school has what it takes to advance to the tournament's next round?

West Virginia vs Texas Tech Odds & Spread

West Virginia enters this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 145.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

West Virginia vs Texas Tech Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, West Virginia is 16-14-0 this year.
  • As 3.5-point favorites or more, the Mountaineers are 9-4 against the spread.
  • This year, 21 of West Virginia's 30 games have hit the over.
  • Texas Tech's record against the spread is 15-16-0.
  • Against the spread as 3.5-point underdogs or more, the Red Raiders are 6-3.
  • Out of Texas Tech's 31 games so far this season, 19 have gone over the total.
West Virginia Rank West Virginia AVG Texas Tech AVG Texas Tech Rank
60th 76.7 Points Scored 73.7 131st
207th 71.1 Points Allowed 68.7 136th
202nd 31.4 Rebounds 32.6 122nd
62nd 9.9 Off. Rebounds 8.8 158th
197th 7.3 3pt Made 7.2 203rd
172nd 13.1 Assists 13 179th
240th 12.5 Turnovers 12.8 269th

West Virginia vs Texas Tech Prediction & Pick

Texas Tech will be in trouble tonight without head coach Mark Adams, who was suspended for "racially insensitive comments" earlier this week. The interim title will be given to Corey Williams, who has never been a head coach outside of his six years spent at Stetson — a Division II program.

Meanwhile, West Virginia has wins over Kansas State and Iowa State in its last pair of outings — two teams that are much better than Texas Tech. The Mountaineers are feeling themselves after dropping 89 points on a strong Wildcats defense. For reference, the Red Raiders haven't scored that many points since December.

West Virginia is the clear-cut superior team and its motivation to get revenge on Texas Tech will pay off tonight.

Final Score Prediction: West Virginia: 78 | Texas Tech: 73

West Virginia vs Texas Tech Best Bet

I recommend backing West Virginia on the spread for tonight's best bet. On top of being 4-1 ATS in their last five games, the Mountaineers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven matchups on a Wednesday. Texas Tech may have covered the spread in six of its last eight outings, but it's 1-5 ATS in its last six March matchups.

Considering how the Mountaineers are also 13-7 ATS in their last 20 meetings with the Red Raiders, I'm even more confident that West Virginia will cover as the 3.5-point favorite.

Bet: West Virginia -3.5 (-114)

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