Texas vs. West Virginia Prediction
Will Saturday's Big 12 matchup between Texas and West Virginia in Morgantown turn into a defensive struggle at 2:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: West Virginia. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Mountaineers are 9-point home favorites to knock off the Longhorns, who opened as 8-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 137.5 and that's where it currently sits.
Who Public Bettors Like: West Virginia. As of Saturday morning, 66% of betting tickets and 51% of the money wagered on this game is on the Mountaineers to cover the spread. As for the total, 63% of the betting tickets and 60% of the money is on the over.
Who We Like: The under. Even though starters Andrew Jones (illness/out for the year) and Kerwin Roach II (hand, out) are both out for Texas this still feels like too many points to lay in what should be a relatively close game. There's more value in the total.
The under is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams in Morgantown and has cashed in six of the last eight meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 13-5 in the Longhorns' last 18 conference games, is 38-17 in their last 55 road games, and is 33-16-2 in their last 51 contests overall.
On the other side, the under has cashed in five straight West Virginia games. It is also 4-1 in the Mountaineers' last five home games and is 5-0 in their last five conference tilts.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: TEXAS/WEST VIRGINIA UNDER 137.5