Texas Tech vs. West Virginia odds: College basketball picks from advanced computer model

College hoops fans get a Saturday afternoon treat when West Virginia travels to Texas Tech for a 2 p.m. ET showdown. Texas Tech is favored by three points, down 1 1/2 points from the open.

In this huge Big 12 basketball game that could have major implications on tournament seeding come March, you need to see what SportsLine's Projection Model has to say.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, completely crushed its top-rated college basketball picks during the 2016-17 season, returning a profit of almost $6,600 on $100 bets for anybody who followed them.

Now it has simulated Texas Tech vs. West Virginia 10,000 times, and we can tell you Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr. are projected to be the leading scorers for the Mountaineers with 14 points each, and Keenan Evans will pace the Red Raiders with 14 points in 28 minutes.

The model also has a strong pick for which side of the spread you take, and you can only see that over at SportsLine.

The model has taken into account West Virginia's strong recent performances. The second-ranked Mountaineers have won 15 straight, including last Saturday's dominant 13-point victory over ninth-ranked Oklahoma.

They've done it with an efficient offense. The Mountaineers, who have scored 77 or more points in five of their last six games, have the ninth-best scoring margin in the nation.

However, their scoring efficiency will be tested against Texas Tech's top-5 scoring defense. The Red Raiders are holding opponents to an average of 60.2 points per game.

But just because Texas Tech's defense has smothered its opponents this season doesn't mean they can cover as three-point favorites.

Texas Tech is just 1-5 against the spread and straight-up in its last six games at home against West Virginia.

So what side of Texas Tech-West Virginia do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see the strong point-spread pick for Texas Tech-West Virginia, all from the model that has absolutely crushed college hoops, and find out.

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