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West Virginia Mountaineers Favored by -12 Point Spread Against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday

Texas looks to cover the Longhorns-Mountaineers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 7-9 mark when they host West Virginia in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the West Virginia Mountaineers in this one, their betting line was listed as -12-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Longhorns sit at 7-9 (8-7 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the West Virginia Mountaineers are currently 14-2 (9-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Texas is 5-10 OU, and West Virginia is 7-6 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 139-rated Texas Longhorns and the No. 1-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 213 nationally ranked offense (69.81 points per game) against a West Virginia Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 14 at 61.81 PPG. The Texas Longhorns have been averaging 43.86% from the field, less than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (48.6% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

West Virginia cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Baylor out of the gym and running up a 89-68 score at WVU Colliseum.

Jarrett Allen scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Longhorns to a win (they lost 64-61 to TCU at Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • West Virginia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games
  • West Virginia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • West Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas's last 15 games
  • Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

West Virginia home to Oklahoma, Wednesday, January 18th
Texas at Baylor, Tuesday, January 17th