West Virginia Mountaineers vs. TCU Horned Frogs: 3/4/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on March 4, 2021

Taz Sherman leads the No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers (17-7) into a matchup with the TCU Horned Frogs (12-11) after scoring 26 points in a 94-89 loss to Baylor. The Horned Frogs are 13.5-point underdogs in the matchup on Thursday, March 4, 2021, which tips off at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The point total in the matchup is set at 146.

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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 -13.5 -110 -110 146 -106 -116 -1250 725

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Computer picks for West Virginia vs TCU
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
West Virginia (-13.5) Under (146) West Virginia 79 TCU 65

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Total Facts

  • In 14 of 24 outings (58.3%) this year, the Mountaineers and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 146 points.
  • TCU has played in nine games this year (out of 23 total matchups — 39.1% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 146 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 0.7 less points per game (145.3) than this game’s over/under of 146 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.4 fewer points per game (142.6) than this game’s total of 146 points.
  • The average point total for Mountaineers games this year is 3.4 more points than the over/under of 146 in this matchup.
  • The average total for Horned Frogs games this season is 7.5 fewer points than the point total of 146 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Mountaineers record 6.8 more points per game (77.6) than the Horned Frogs give up (70.8).
  • West Virginia has a 10-0-1 record against the spread and a 12-5 record overall when putting up more than 70.8 points.
  • TCU is 3-4 against the spread and 2-5 overall when giving up more than 77.6 points.
  • The Horned Frogs’ 67.7 points per game are only 4.1 fewer points than the 71.8 the Mountaineers give up to opponents.
  • TCU is 6-0 against the spread and 7-2 overall when it scores more than 71.8 points.
  • West Virginia has a 9-7 record overall and an ATS record of 7-8-1 in games when its opponents put up more than 67.7 points.
  • The Mountaineers have totaled 139 more points than their opponents this season (5.8 per game on average), while the Horned Frogs have been out-scored by 71 total points (3.1 per game average differential).

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West Virginia Betting Information

  • Against the spread, West Virginia has been strong this season, posting a 13-10-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 13.5 points, the Mountaineers have fared well against the spread, putting together a 2-1 record.
  • More often than not, West Virginia and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 16 of 24 chances this season.

TCU Betting Information

  • TCU has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 9-13 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 13.5-point underdogs, the Horned Frogs have a record ATS of 0-2.
  • In the majority of TCU’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (10 out of 22 games, 45.5%).

Head to Head

West Virginia vs TCU (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/23/2021 West Virginia -6.5 145.5 -304 +240 Regular Season 74-66 WVU
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 Mountaineers leader in points and assists is Miles McBride, who scores 15.7 points per game along with 4.7 assists.
  • Derek Culver leads West Virginia in rebounding, pulling down 10.1 boards per game while also scoring 14.7 points a contest.
  • Sean McNeil contributes the bulk of the Mountaineers’ three-point shooting production. He hits 2.4 threes per game to lead the team.
  • McBride is the Mountaineers leader in steals, averaging 1.8 steals per game, while Culver leads them in blocks with 0.8 per contest.

TCU Leaders

  • The Horned Frogs’ RJ Nembhard averages enough points (16.6 per game) and assists (4.0 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
  • TCU’s Kevin Samuel stats (8.1 rebounds per game, 9.1 points per game, 0.7 assists per game) earned him the top spot on the team rebound leaderboard.
  • Mike Miles is consistent from three-point range and leads the Horned Frogs with 1.6 made threes per game.
  • Samuel’s steals (1.1 steals per game) and blocks (1.8 blocks per game) lead TCU on defense.
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