West Virginia vs. Texas Free Pick
Is No. 24 Texas worth a flier tonight for bettors as a slight home favorite versus No. 10 West Virginia?
The Longhorns are currently 2-point favorites (-105) versus the Mountaineers (+2, -115) for tonight’s 7:00PM ET tip-off according to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI. The total, meanwhile, opened at 137.5 but has been bet down to 136.5.
As noted in this piece this morning, Texas has owned West Virginia at the betting window in previous meetings. The Longhorns are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Mountaineers and have been damn good outside of playing WVU as well.
For example, Texas has covered in seven of its last eight games overall and is 6-1 ATS in its last seven conference games, too. The Longhorns are also 6-1 against the number in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record, which offers an indication that they’re playing up to their competition.
Texas does a fantastic job not during the ball over, averaging a conference-low 10.9 giveaways per game. They also held the Mountaineers to 33.3 percent shooting and a season low in points in the first meeting between these two teams, when the Longhorns beat the WVU 56-49 in Morgantown.