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West Virginia Mountaineers visit Texas Longhorns in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

West Virginia MountaineersTexas Longhorns
15-10February 15, 2014, 08:00 | Frank Erwin Center19-5

Texas will look to improve on its 19-5 record on Saturday when they host West Virginia in NCAA basketball odds action at Frank Erwin Center.

The Mountaineers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 12-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Longhorns are 12-9 ATS. West Virginia is 13-8 against the total, while Texas is 11-10 versus the number.

View West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting West Virginia before tip-off in this one found them as 7-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 133-rated West Virginia taking on the No. 104-rated Longhorns in this contest.

In their last action, West Virginia was a 102-77 winner at home against Iowa State. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. West Virginia cruised to victory on Monday, running Iowa State out of the gym and running up a 102-77 score at WVU Colliseum.

Last time out for Texas, they were an 87-68 winner as they battled Oklahoma State at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Javan Felix scored 27 points for Texas on Tuesday, leading the Longhorns to an 87-68 win over Oklahoma State at Frank Erwin Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas's No. 48-ranked offense, averaging 76.46 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 185 at 72.12 PPG. The Longhorns field goal percentage has averaged 43.61% so far, less than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.93% per game.

A few Mountaineers at Longhorns trends to consider:
West Virginia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of West Virginia's last 9 games
West Virginia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games at home

Next up:
West Virginia home to Baylor, Saturday, February 22nd
Texas at Iowa State, Tuesday, February 18th