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West Virginia vs Texas Longhorns

09 January 2021

Last updated: 14 January 2021 at 8:49 am

College Basketball Picks with Austyn Varney

The West Virginia vs Texas Longhorns will face off at 1:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 9th in the WVU Coliseum. These two teams have faced off numerous times recently as Big 12 foes, and it’s been Texas with the 4-2 advantage since 2017. They won all but one of those games as an underdog.

Neither of these teams have had too much success in the past few seasons and each fan base has far loftier expectations. The Longhorns have been led by HC Shaka Smart since 2015, while the Mountaineers have been coached by Bob Huggins since 2007. Both coaches are well-rounded and these are two well-coached squads. The Mountaineers are the only team between the two to reach the Sweet Sixteen in the past five seasons, reaching in both 2017 and 2018.

The Longhorns will come in as favorites here for the first time in three seasons. Neither the Texas Longhorns nor West Virginia Mountaineers have ever won an NCAA Championship.

The Pick: Longhorns +1.5

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General Info about West Virginia vs Texas Longhorns

Are there any notable trends to be aware of between the West Virginia and Texas Longhorns? 

The Texas Longhorns have won four of the last five matchups between these two teams.

Where can I watch the West Virginia vs Texas Longhorns Mountaineers at 1:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 9th?

You can tune into the matchup on ESPN.

When was the last time West Virginia vs Texas Longhorns faced off, and who won? What was the spread and over/under? 

On February 24th, 2020, the Texas Longhorns defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 67-57. The Mountaineers were favored by 5.5 points.

What are the Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers ranked? 

The Texas Longhorns are ranked 4th while the West Virginia Mountaineers are ranked 14th.

Will West Virginia vs Texas Longhorns matchup later in the season?

The Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers are scheduled to matchup on February 20th, 2020. It’s expected to be the third to last game of the regular season.

West Virginia vs Texas Longhorns Predictions

USsportsbonus is here to bring you high-quality College Basketball predictions for the matchup between the Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers. Historically, the Texas Longhorns hold a slight advantage, winning 12 of 21 all-time matchups. These two teams joined the same conference in 2012, which is when they started playing each other on a yearly basis. West Virginia won four games in a row from 2015-2016, but that’s when the Longhorns turned things around and have won four of the last five. We’re here to bring you the best possible predictions against the spread for this Big 12 matchup between the Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers.

West Virginia vs Texas Longhorns Against the Spread Predictions

Betting against the spread is when you bet whether or not a team will win or lose by more or less than a certain number. For example, if the Texas Longhorns are five-point favorites, it would look like this.

  • Texas Longhorns (-5) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

In this case, a bet on the Texas Longhorns would require them to win by six or more points to cash. If you bet on the Mountaineers, you need them to either win the game or lose by less than five points. If the Longhorns win by exactly five points, both sides of the bet would push and your money would be returned. Make sure to understand exactly what you need to happen when making a bet against the spread.

Texas vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Over / Under Betting

These are two teams that typically like to play slow, but sportsbooks know that and they will adjust the spread accordingly. When making over/under bets in College Basketball, there are a multitude of factors to consider. Those include lineup changes, injuries, and scheduling. A team might play a lot slower if they’ve played five games in the past ten days. They might also play a bit out of control if they haven’t taken the court in two weeks. These are all things to consider when betting the over/under in the matchup between the Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers.

Texas vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Moneyline Predictions

Betting the moneyline refers to picking the straight-up winner of a game. Instead of books getting their edge against the spread, they charge you or reward you for betting either the favorite or underdog to win outright. The Texas Longhorns hold a 12-9 historical advantage over West Virginia and have won four of the last five. Depending on the odds, a moneyline bet on the Texas Longhorns might not be the worst idea ever. They seem to hold a clear advantage over West Virginia when it comes to winning this matchup. 

West Virginia vs Texas Longhorns Odds

The odds on this matchup between the Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers will continue to change as game time draws nearer. Sportsbooks will attempt to pull even money on both sides, adjusting the odds until they accomplish just that. Depending on which side of the bet you are leaning, this can either hurt or help. It’s a risky move to wait for line movement, but it can certainly pay off. A good way to tell which way a line will move is to look at where the public money is coming in. The line will typically move in the opposite direction. 

West Virginia vs Texas Longhorns Mountaineers Schedules

West Virginia Mountaineers Last 5 Games:
ISU (W), KU (L), NE (W), OKLA (L), OKST (W)

West Virginia Mountaineers Next 5 Games:
Texas, Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma State, Kansas State

Texas Longhorns Last 5 Games:
TXST (W), SHSU (W), OKST (W), KU (W), ISU (W)

Texas Longhorns Next 5 Games:
West Virginia, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Iowa State, TCU

Live Streaming Texas Longhorns vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

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