NCAA Basketball betting line favors Longhorns over Mountaineers
West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Odds
The Texas Longhorns will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the West Virginia Mountaineers at Frank Erwin Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Mountaineers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-8-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Longhorns are 6-6 ATS. West Virginia is 4-7 on the totals; Texas is 4-8.
Bettors looking to go with the Longhorns in this one found them listed as 6-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Mountaineers was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Longhorns at No. 61 and the Mountaineers at No. 84 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-67 result in favor of the Longhorns.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas's No. 236-ranked offense, averaging 65 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 186 at 67 PPG. The Longhorns field goal percentage has averaged 40.6% so far, more than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, West Virginia owns the country's No. 138-rated mark, allowing 68.2 points per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 260 in scoring at home.
West Virginia lost its last outing, a 67-57 result against Oklahoma on January 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. West Virginia suffered a 67-57 loss against Oklahoma on Saturday, getting 21 points from Terry Henderson in a losing effort at WVU Colliseum.
In their last action, Texas was an 86-79 loser on the road against Baylor. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Javan Felix went off for 26 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Baylor handed Texas an 86-79 defeat at Ferrell Center.
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas State are 0-1
After playing Oklahoma are 2-1
After a loss are 5-5
Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Iowa State are 4-6
After playing Baylor are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Mountaineers at Longhorns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of West Virginia's last 10 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
West Virginia home to Kansas State, Saturday, January 12
Texas at Iowa State, Saturday, January 12