West Virginia Mountaineers vs. TCU Horned Frogs: 2/23/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 23, 2021

The No. 10 West Virginia Mountaineers (15-6) are 8-point favorites as they look to continue a five-game road win streak when they square off against the TCU Horned Frogs (11-9) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN2. The matchup has an over/under set at 146.5 points.

Betting Information

West Virginia vs TCU Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
West Virginia -8 -110 -110 146.5 -113 -108 -385 295

Computer Picks

Computer picks for West Virginia vs TCU
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
TCU (+8) Under (146.5) West Virginia 76 TCU 69

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Total Facts

  • The Mountaineers and their opponents have combined to put up more than 146.5 points in 57.1% of their games this season (12 of 21 opportunities).
  • TCU has played in eight games this year (out of 20 total matchups — 40% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 146.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 0.4 less points per game (146.1) than this game’s over/under of 146.5 points.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 143.1 points per game, 3.4 fewer than the over/under for this game.
  • The average point total for Mountaineers games this season is 3.7 more points than the over/under of 146.5 in this matchup.
  • Horned Frogs games this year have averaged an over/under of 139 points, 7.5 less than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Mountaineers score 77.8 points per game, 7.1 more points than the 70.7 the Horned Frogs allow.
  • West Virginia is 9-0 against the spread and 11-4 overall when scoring more than 70.7 points.
  • TCU has a 3-4 record against the spread and a 2-5 record overall when giving up more than 77.8 points.
  • The Horned Frogs’ 68.3 points per game are just 4.1 fewer points than the 72.4 the Mountaineers give up.
  • When it scores more than 72.4 points, TCU is 5-0 against the spread and 6-2 overall.
  • West Virginia is 7-8 against the spread and 9-6 overall when it allows more than 68.3 points.
  • The Mountaineers have totaled 114 more points than their opponents this season (5.4 per game on average), while the Horned Frogs have been out-scored by 48 total points (2.4 per game average differential).

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West Virginia Betting Information

  • West Virginia has been good against the spread, going 11-10 on the season.
  • The Mountaineers have struggled to cover, going just 3-5 ATS when favored by at least 8 points.
  • The Mountaineers and their opponents have gone over the total in 15 of 21 games (71.4%) this season.

TCU Betting Information

  • TCU has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 8-11 ATS.
  • When they are at least 8-point underdogs, the Horned Frogs have not fared well, going 0-3 against the spread.
  • TCU and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this season — 9 of 19 (47.4%).

Head to Head

West Virginia vs TCU (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/22/2020 West Virginia -5 127 -232 +183 Regular Season 67-60 TCU
1/14/2020 West Virginia -7 125.5 -335 +260 Regular Season 81-49 WVU
2/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 104-96 WVU
1/15/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 98-67 TCU

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West Virginia Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Mountaineers is Miles McBride, who scores 16.2 points and dishes out 4.7 assists per game.
  • Derek Culver leads the Mountaineers in rebounding, grabbing 10.1 boards per game while also scoring 15.0 points a contest.
  • Sean McNeil connects on more threes per game than any other member of the Mountaineers, knocking down shots from deep at a rate of 2.3 per outing.
  • McBride and Culver lead West Virginia on the defensive end, with McBride leading the team in steals averaging 1.7 per game and Culver in blocks averaging 0.9 per contest.

TCU Leaders

  • RJ Nembhard’s points (16.8 per game) and assists (3.9 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Horned Frogs’ leaderboards.
  • Kevin Samuel’s stat line of 8.5 rebounds, 9.1 points and 0.8 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the TCU rebounding leaderboard.
  • Mike Miles makes 1.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Horned Frogs.
  • Samuel’s steals (1.2 steals per game) and blocks (2.0 blocks per game) lead TCU defensively.
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