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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Texas Longhorns Over West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia Mountaineers


Texas Longhorns
Saturday, January 17, 2015 6:15 PM ET
Frank Erwin Center

Texas looks to cover the Longhorns-Mountaineers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 12-4 mark when they host West Virginia in college basketball betting action.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Texas Longhorns betting line opened as -4-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at BetOnline.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The West Virginia Mountaineers will look to cover the spread vs the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, as the Mountaineers are 11-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Longhorns are 8-6 ATS. West Virginia is 8-3 against the total, while Texas is 3-6 versus the total betting line.

The Longhorns - Mountaineers odds would favor the Mountaineers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 76 in the current Odds Shark poll, while West Virginia is at No. 2.

How West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 105 nationally ranked offense (69.75 points per game) against a West Virginia Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 73 at 62.18 PPG. The Texas Longhorns have been averaging 43.56% from the field, more than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (42.56% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Mountaineers and Sooners didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Oklahoma was handed a 86-65 defeat on Tuesday at WVU Colliseum.

Myles Turner scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Longhorns to a win (they lost 69-58 to Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday).

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Betting Odds Trends

West Virginia is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
West Virginia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Texas
Texas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Texas is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home
Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing West Virginia

Next Betting Matchups

West Virginia home to TCU, Saturday, January 24th
Texas at TCU, Monday, January 19th