The No. 13 TCU Horned Frogs (14-3, 3-2 Big 12) will go up against the West Virginia Mountaineers (10-7, 0-5) on Wednesday at WVU Coliseum. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the TCU vs. West Virginiaodds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
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The Horned Frogs defeated No. 15 Kansas State 82-68 on Saturday to cover as 4.5-point favorites at home. TCU has won 8 of its last 10 games despite being on a 2-game losing streak before beating Kansas State.
The Mountaineers suffered a 77-76 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday despite covering as 3.5-point road underdogs. West Virginia is currently on a 5-game losing streak and all of the losses have been against Big 12 opponents.
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TCU at West Virginia odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:05 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML) : TCU +110 (bet $100 to win $110) | West Virginia -130 (bet $130 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS) : TCU +2.5 (-120) | West Virginia -2.5 (+100)
- Over/Under (O/U) : 148.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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TCU at West Virginia picks and predictions
TCU 77, West Virginia 73
At the current odds, TCU (+110) is an enticing wager. The Horned Frogs are the superior team and the Mountaineers have yet to beat a Big 12 opponent this season.
West Virginia is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 home games against a team with a winning road record and 0-4 ATS in its last 4 home games overall. Plus, the Mountaineers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
If you’re uncomfortable taking TCU to win, then you can go with the spread instead. Otherwise, PASS on the spread and bet the moneyline.
OVER 148.5 (-110) is where I’m leaning. Both of these teams have been involved in some high-scoring conference games recently and that likely won’t change on Wednesday.
TCU has gone Over in its last 5 road games and its last 4 games overall. Meanwhile, West Virginia is 6-3 to the Over in its 9 home games this season.
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