TCU Horned Frogs vs. No. 12 West Virginia Basketball Betting Analysis
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Betting NCAA basketball players can start the week off right by wagering on this evening’s TCU vs. West Virginia basketball matchup. Despite the fact that the Horned Frogs will be taking on the 19th best program in the nation, the sportsbook odds are still giving them a fighting shot. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some parlay and picks bettors can line up for this evening’s matchup.
TCU vs. West Virginia Basketball – Monday, February 12th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
TV: ESPN 2
Stream: Watch ESPN
Betting NCAA Basketball Lines:
TCU Horned Frogs +6 (-110) 157 ½ (-110) +225
West Virginia Mountaineers -6 (-110) 157 ½ (-110) -265
TCU Horned Frogs
The TCU Horned Frogs leap into this Monday night matchup flashing a 17-8 record that ranks them as the 6th best program in the Big 12. At the present moment, the Horned Frogs are sitting on a meager 5-7 conference record that places them 4-games behind the conference-leading Texas Tech Red Raiders. While 4-games might not seem like an overwhelming amount, we really haven’t seen anything out of TCU this season to suggest that they can cover that gap. As for this evening’s matchup; the sportsbook odds are giving the Horned Frogs a decent chance. Should betting NCAA basketball players take a shot on the underdog, or should they stick with the favorite in tonight’s TCU vs. West Virginia basketball pairing?
All things considered, taking TCU on the upset isn’t a terrible idea. The Horned Frogs have a very similar record to West Virginia, outside the Big 12 that is. On top of that, the odds on TCU are way too appealing to turn down this evening.
West Virginia Mountaineers
The West Virginia Mountaineers climb into this Big 12 pairing sporting an 18-7 record that ranks them 3rd in the Big 12. So far this season, West Virginia has posted a 7-5 conference record, which isn’t that great. Nevertheless, that record is still good enough to rank the Mountaineers as one of the top 3 teams in the conference. Presently the Mountaineers are 2-games behind the Red Raiders. However, since the 4th seeded Kansas State Wildcats are 3-games behind Texas Tech, West Virginia needs a strong outing this evening to remain within the top-3 in the Big 12. To help understand what chance the Mountaineers have of pulling off this evening’s victory, let’s take a look at how well these two teams match up against each other statistically.
Considering the matchup, most bettors would assume that the Mountaineers, being the nationally ranked team, wield better numbers than this evening’s opponent. However, that’s not exactly the case, at least not on the offensive side of things. At the current moment, the Horned Frogs are scoring 85 points per outing, which gives them the nation’s 12th best scoring offense. Similarly, TCU has the 2nd highest assists per game average in the country, with a total of 19.8 per game. West Virginia falls short of that mark in both categories, wielding the nation’s 40th worst scoring offense and 74th worst assist per game average. Maybe that upset line on TCU isn’t half bad of an idea this evening.