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Texas Longhorns Open as Week 11 Betting Underdogs vs Mountaineers

West Virginia Mountaineers


Texas Longhorns
Saturday, November 08, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Memorial Stadium

The West Virginia Mountaineers and Texas Longhorns meet for the third time in as many years in what has been a very high-scoring affair the past couple years. The last two meetings have averaged 90 points in two games that easily went OVER the total. Ironically, the UNDER has cashed in the last five games overall for West Virginia.

The Mountaineers are coming off a 31-30 home loss to TCU as 3.5-point home underdogs, ending their four-game winning streak. The Longhorns won 34-13 at Texas Tech last week as 4-point road favorites, just their second victory in five games and fourth this season.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Texas Longhorns sat as 5.5-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

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Computer Prediction: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 28-22 result in favor of the Mountaineers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Texas Longhorns are 4-5 overall and 5-4 ATS against the spread, while the Mountaineers are 6-3 and 6-3 ATS. As for the totals, Texas is 2-6-1 on the OU, and West Virginia is 3-6 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs West Virginia injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 66 (Texas Longhorns) and the No. 36 (West Virginia Mountaineers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Stats Matchup

The game also pits Texas's No. 105-ranked offense, averaging 22.22 PPG, against a West Virginia defense that ranks No. 61 this week at 25.67 PPG. The Texas aerial game is averaging 212.56 yards per game, more than the West Virginia Mountaineers secondary allows through the air, 212.56 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the West Virginia Mountaineers own the league's No. 81-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 191.33 yards per game when on the road. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 95 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mountaineers suffered a Week 10 loss against TCU in their last game, falling 31-30 at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Last time we saw the Red Raiders, they had no answer for Malcolm Brown as the Longhorns rolled to a 34-13 victory at Jones AT&T Stadium.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns Betting Odds Trends

West Virginia is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas's last 13 games
Texas is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

West Virginia home to Kansas State, Thursday, November 20th
Texas at Oklahoma State, Saturday, November 15th