Texas Tech vs. West Virginia: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – September 23, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 17, 2023

A pair of Big 12 teams hit the field when the Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-2) and the West Virginia Mountaineers (2-1) are in action on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Red Raiders are favored by 6 points. The over/under for the outing is 54 points.

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Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Texas Tech -6 -110 -110 54 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for Texas Tech vs West Virginia
ATS Total Score prediction
West Virginia (+6) Under (54) West Virginia 28 Texas Tech 25

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Texas Tech West Virginia
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 34.7 (53) 29.3 (77)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 25.3 (75) 20.3 (49)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 6 (98) 3 (33)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 5 (44) 5 (44)

Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Betting Insights

Texas Tech Stats and Trends

  • Texas Tech has a record of 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Red Raiders have covered the spread once when favored by 6 points or more this season (in two opportunities).
  • Texas Tech games have gone over the point total once this season.
  • In two games this season, the Raiders and their opponents have combined to total more than 54 points.
  • Texas Tech’s contests this year have an average point total of 64.7, 10.7 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Recent Head-to-Head Matchups

In the last three matchups between these two squads, Texas Tech holds a 3-0 advantage over West Virginia. The Red Raiders are 3-0 against the spread in those games against the Mountaineers while the two teams have gone over the point total on one occasion. Texas Tech outscored West Virginia 105-57 in those three head-to-head matchups.

West Virginia Stats and Trends

  • West Virginia has covered twice in three games with a spread this season.
  • The Mountaineers have not covered the spread this year (0-1 ATS) when playing as at least 6-point underdogs.
  • West Virginia games have gone over the point total twice this season.
  • The Mountaineers have combined with their opponent to score more than 54 points just once this season.
  • WVU’s matchups this season have a 50.5-point average over/under, 3.5 fewer points than this game’s point total.

Texas Tech Players to Watch

  • Tyler Shough has thrown for 743 yards while completing 60.7% of his passes (65-of-107), with seven touchdowns and four interceptions this year (247.7 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 44 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 45.7 yards per game.
  • Tahj Brooks has run for a team-high 263 yards on 36 attempts (87.7 yards per game) and one touchdown.
  • This season Jerand Bradley has 17 catches and leads the team with 211 yards (70.3 per game) while hauling in two touchdowns.
  • Jordan Brown has also tacked on 124 yards on eight catches and one touchdown. He puts up 62.0 receiving yards per game this year.
  • Myles Price has racked up 118 yards on 12 receptions with three touchdowns, averaging 39.3 yards per game.

West Virginia Players to Watch

  • Garrett Greene has thrown for 402 yards while completing 55.3% of his passes (26-of-47), with four touchdowns and zero interceptions this year (134.0 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 21 times for 105 yards and one touchdown, averaging 35.0 yards per game.
  • CJ Donaldson has churned out a team-best 239 rushing yards (79.7 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Jahiem White has run for 110 yards on 12 carries (110.0 yards per game), with one touchdown on the ground this year.
  • This season Hudson Clement has six receptions for a team-high 187 receiving yards (93.5 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Kole Taylor has contributed with 107 yards (on eight catches) and one touchdown.
  • Devin Carter has 105 receiving yards on seven receptions, averaging 52.5 yards per game.

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