- West Virginia (14-12, 3-10 Big 12) takes on TCU (16-8, 5-7 Big 12) Monday, February 21st at 8:00 pm ET in Fort Worth
- The Mountaineers lost at home 71-58 to No. 6 Kansas on Saturday, while the Horned Frogs fell to No. 7 Baylor 72-62 in Waco the same day
- See the current West Virginia vs TCU odds, point spread, and game total, plus predictions
The West Virginia Mountaineers (14-12, 3-10 Big 12) — who have lost ten of their last 11 games — take on the TCU Horned Frogs (16-8, 5-7 Big 12) in college basketball on Monday at Schollmaier Arena. Tip off is at 8:00 pm ET.
West Virginia vs TCU Odds
|West Virginia||+145||+3.5 (-110)||O 132 (-120)|
|TCU||-165||-3.5 (-110)||U 132 (+100)|
Odds as of February 20th, 2022 at DraftKings.
TCU is a 3.5-point favorite over West Virginia, while the total is 132. The -165 moneyline price for the Horned Frogs amounts to a 62.3% implied win probability, while WVU’s +145 odds to win is equal to 40.8% implied probability.
This week’s March Madness bracket projection did not feature either WVU or TCU. The Frogs are closer to the bubble, currently rated 56th in the NET rankings (versus West Virginia at 69).
Bob Huggins’ team converted only two field goals over the final eight minutes against the Jayhawks and shot just 28% from the field in the a 13-point loss. Senior guard Sean McNeil led the Mountaineers with 18 points, while backcourt mate Taz Sherman added 16 in a game that saw KU out-rebound WVU 49-32.
Meantime, Jamie Dixon’s club dropped its third straight in the 10-point loss to the defending national champions. Junior forward Emanuel Miller and sophomore guard Micah Peavy each chipped in16 points, while sophomore guard Mike Miller finished with 13.
West Virginia and TCU Nearly Even in Recent H2H History
The Mountaineers took the first 11 matchups in the series history between these two programs. But since the 2017-18 season, the Horned Frogs have climbed back to respectability, going 3-5. Huggins was beside himself following the loss to Kansas regarding his team’s inability to convert layups.
How bad has it gotten for the Mountaineers inside the arc? WVU is rated 324th in offensive 2-point field goal percentage in the country. The group is not much better from distance, holding a rating of No. 268 from the perimeter.
Sherman is second in the conference at 18.5 points per game and McNeil puts up 13.2 a night. But after the two seniors, no one on the Mountaineers roster averages in double-digits.
This team started the 2021-22 campaign going 13.2 and beat teams like UConn and UAB along the way. But since Jan. 15, the only time West Virginia has tasted victory was a 79-63 home win over Iowa State two weeks ago. Huggins talked about his group still having a chance at the NCAA Tournament following the loss to the Jayhawks, so the Mountaineers are not waving the white flag.
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TCU is 8-4 ATS in Last 12
Despite going .500 (6-6) straight up over the last 12, TCU has gone 8-4 against the spread over that stretch. That includes a win as 11-point underdogs to the Bears over the weekend.
— TCU Basketball (@TCUBasketball) February 19, 2022
Peavy is one of two top-40 recruits on the TCU roster (Chuck O’Bannon is the other), but the Horned Frogs are still in search of a breakthrough conference win with this group. Right now, the most quality win on TCU’s resume is a 77-68 home win over LSU on Jan. 29.
Things have been more competitive against WVU since Dixon arrived. But overall, the Horned Frogs have only been invited to the NCAA Tournament once (2018) during his helm. This year’s squad started 10-1, but have gone 6-7 since — including the loss to Baylor.T
Three players — the Millers and Damion Baugh — are scoring in double-figures for TCU this season and the team owns the best offensive rebounding percentage in college hoops this season. This group plays solid defense, limiting opponents to just 63.8 points per contest, good for 36th in the land.
West Virginia vs TCU Prediction
West Virginia sports bettors have seen their team go into a tailspin and the Mountaineers are not good away from Morgantown, owning a 1-7 away record.
Meantime, TCU is 9-4 at home and have been friendly to bettors over the last month-plus. The Horned Frogs appear to be the best bet in this spot.
Pick: TCU -3.5 (-110)
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