The Texas Tech Red Raiders will go head to head against the West Virginia Mountaineers this Wednesday in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. Tip Off is set to start at 7pm Eastern Time, hosted at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City.
The Red Raiders ended the regular season on a tough 3 game losing streak, losing matches to TCU, Kansas, and Oklahoma State. The 3 losses were extremely close, with a combined point loss margin of 8 points. Texas Tech shot 46.7 percent from deep in its defeat to OSU but sadly was not able to match that same success on other areas of the field, failing to drive the lane and only shooting 38.3% from the field. The Red Raiders also lost the rebound battle 37-33, with the Cowboys grabbing 12 offensive rebounds ultimately being unable to look for second chance shots around the rim. At some point, TTU was behind by 13 points and only led by 1 but managed to sustain the pressure until the end.
As for the Mountaineers, they finished the regular season with strong momentum, taking a convincing win versus Iowa State on the road and against 11th place Kansas State at home. However the question still remains, are they officially ready to make a deep run this season?
West Virginia completed the upset versus K-State on Saturday, catching the eyes of top tier NCAA Tournament teams around the nation. The Mountaineers completed over 50 percent from the field and suppressed the Wildcats to only 45 percent from the same range. The hosts were mainly impressive on the free throw line, capitalizing 88 percent from the charity stripe. Kansas State did win the rebounding battle but it was undermined by 20 turnovers, giving a lot of free chances for WV this time around.
We believe West Virginia is coming with a lot steam into this matchup, and should be a walk in the park for them.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs West Virginia Mountaineeers Game Information
- Date: 03/08/2023
- Time: 04:30 PM ET
- Location: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, MO.
- How to Watch Texas Tech vs West Virginia : ESPNU
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Texas Tech vs West Virginia Betting Lines
Texas Tech is +163 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $163.On the other side, West Virginia is -190 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $53.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Texas Tech at a 38.02% chance of winning the game, meanwhile West Virginia has 65.52% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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