West Virginia vs. Texas Odds

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AUSTIN, TX (The Spread) – Only one can remain unbeaten and the Big 12 front runner when no. 11 Texas hosts No. 8 West Virginia on Saturday at 7PM ET on FOX.

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Both teams come into this game at 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Big 12. The Mountaineers are playing in their first road game and are 1-3 against the spread while the Longhorns are 2-0 at home and 3-1 ATS. These two teams haven’t met since 1956.

Trends show that West Virginia is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 road games but 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a win. Texas is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games against teams with a winning record.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Texas is the home favorite in this game, as the Longhorns are getting odds of -7 points against West Virginia. The over/under total for the game has been set at 75 points. (View Matchup) Opening odds had Texas favored by 7 points as well. The spread did drop to 6.5 points during the week before returning to its opening spread of 7 points.

West Virginia is coming off its shootout win over Baylor last week, 70-63. The Mountaineers haven’t been great defensively, giving up 32.5 points per game, but the offense more than makes up for it. WVU is third in the nation in scoring at 53 points per game and first in the country in passing, averaging 441.5 yards per game. Quarterback Geno Smith is the early leader in the Heisman race, as he has thrown for 1,728 yards and 20 TDs this season. He is 141 of 169 passing overall and has yet to thrown an interception.

Texas is coming off a 41-36 win at Oklahoma State last week. The Longhorns have given up at least 31 points in their last two games and are giving up an average of 21 points per game this season. Offensively, the Longhorns are scoring 47.3 points per game, which ranks ninth in the country. The offense was dealt a blow this week, as running back Malcolm Brown is expected not to play on Saturday with an ankle injury. The offense will have to rely on quarterback David Ash, who has thrown for 1,007 yards and 10 TDs this season.

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In terms of Injuries, Texas cornerback Adrian Phillips is questionable with a shoulder injury while linebacker Jordan Hicks is questionable with a hip issue. West Virginia running back Ryan Clarke is listed as questionable with a leg injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing West Virginia. The Mountaineers are getting 74% of the wagers with odds of +7 points at Texas on Saturday.

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