Add West Virginia -15 To Your NCAA Basketball Picks Against TCU

Joe Gavazzi

Thursday, March 10, 2016 7:19 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016 7:19 PM UTC

TCU Horned Frogs match up with the WVU Mountaineers in game 3 of Big 12 Conference action on Thursday. Let's take a look at the NCAA basketball odds for our sharp pick tonight.

TCU vs. West Virgina 7:00PM ET
The game is played at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO with a 7 pm ET tipoff. It features the No.10 seeded Horned Frogs against the No.2 seeded Mountaineers. This is a pure dominance/momentum play, in which signs will be erected that all in attendance should hide the women and children from the slaughter that is about to happen this Thursday evening. When last these teams met, WVU defeated TCU (73-42), controlling the game on both ends of the court.  


Betting Preview
TCU is a last place team in a 10-team league, in which 6 (or maybe 7 teams) will be going to the Big Dance. That 7th selection is now a question, as Texas Tech may have shot themselves in the foot with the down-to-the-wire (67-62) TCU victory against the Red Raiders last night. That was clearly an upset of huge proportions, as the Frogs were just 2-16 SU in the league, entered the game on a 7-game losing streak and had lost 9 of their 11 previous defeats by double digit margins! Whether TTRR was over confident in the defeat, it put a major dent in their post-season aspirations. Whatever the case, TCU is in big trouble tonight. Not only are they in letdown mode, but they bring an offense that averages 67 PPG, shoots just 41% from the field and turns the ball over 15 times per game. With a negative rebound margin, they have little hope.  

The full-court pressure of WVU goes 9 deep. That’s why they have been a Top 10 team for much of the season. They average 80 PPG, control the boards with a +9 rebound margin and force a nation-high 18 TOs per game with waves of defenders creating 94 feet of pressure the entire game. That depth is a key to this coverage, as even the 2nd unit for the Mountaineers will be superior to the starters of TCU. They enter tonight on a 4-0 SU ATS streak with all victories by double digits. Even a look ahead to a rematch with Oklahoma tomorrow cannot prevent coverage of the biggest number on today’s card.    

If you are going, make sure to hide the eyes of the women and children, as there can be little doubt that this will approach massacre proportions. I invite you to put the NCAA basketball odds in your favor and join me in my NCAA Basketball pick on WVU tonight.

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NCAA Basketball Pick: West Virgina -15
Best Line Offered: at Bet365

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