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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Longhorns underdogs vs Mountaineers at West Virginia

Texas LonghornsWest Virginia Mountaineers
12-4January 13, 2014, 07:00 | WVU Colliseum10-6

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between West Virginia and Texas on Monday, with the host Mountaineers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Longhorns will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 7-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Mountaineers are 7-6 ATS. Texas is 7-6 on the totals; West Virginia is 5-7.

View Texas Longhorns vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Mountaineers in this one found them listed as -4-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Longhorns was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mountaineers rated this week at No. 79 and the Longhorns sitting at No. 103.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 67-64 winner as they battled Texas Tech at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite. Isaiah Taylor scored 14 points leading the Longhorns to a 67-64 victory over Texas Tech at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday.

West Virginia was a 73-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oklahoma State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. West Virginia suffered a 73-72 loss against Oklahoma State on Saturday, getting 21 points from Terry Henderson in a losing effort at WVU Colliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and West Virginia has the nation's No. 24-rated offensive output, at 80.56 PPG. The visiting Longhorns defense ranks No. 167 allowing on average 71.38 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 46.51% so far, more than the Longhorns marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.25% per game.

A few Longhorns at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
West Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games
West Virginia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Texas home to Iowa State, Saturday, January 18th
West Virginia at Kansas State, Saturday, January 18th