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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Longhorns in NCAAF odds tilt

Texas LonghornsWest Virginia Mountaineers
6-2November 09, 2013, 07:00 | Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium4-5

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium features a battle between the host West Virginia Mountaineers and the visiting Texas Longhorns in betting action Saturday.

They will face the 6-2 Longhorns, who own a 4-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 3-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Longhorns are 4-4 favoring the OVER.

View Texas Longhorns vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -7.5-point favorites in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

The game pits the Mountaineers, currently No. 67 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Longhorns, who rate No. 38 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 35-19 victory for the Longhorns.

Texas was a 35-13 winner in its last match at home against Kansas. They failed to cover the 27.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 48 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Charles Sims went over the 100-yard mark (154) in his team's latest effort as West Virginia defeated TCU by a score of 30-27 on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits West Virginia's No. 93-ranked offense, averaging 23.67 PPG, against a Longhorns defense that ranks No. 38 this week at 22.75 PPG. The Mountaineers aerial game is averaging 250.78 yards per game, more than the Longhorns secondary allows through the air, 198.12 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Longhorns own the league's No. 118-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 265.33 yards per game when on the road. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 78 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Longhorns at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Texas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
West Virginia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
West Virginia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of West Virginia's last 12 games
West Virginia is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Oklahoma State, Saturday, November 16th
West Virginia at Kansas, Saturday, November 16th