Mountaineers vs. Longhorns Prediction
The 20th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers are favored on the road tonight as they battle the Texas Longhorns. Can West Virginia cover the number and complete the season sweep?
Monday, February 24, 2020
Frank Erwin Center at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Mountaineers are a 5.5-point faovrite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 127 points. As of Monday afternoon, 52 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting WVU. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Mountaineers struggle at Horned Frogs
West Virginia lost by a score of 67-60 in overtime Saturday at Texas Christian to drop to 19-8 overall and 7-7 in the Big 12 Conference. The Mountaineers were outscored 26-24 in the second half and 12-5 in overtime to lead to the setback. Derek Culver paced WVU with 18 points off the bench on 8-of-14 shooting plus 2-of-6 at the free throw line. He also tallied 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. Taz Sherman added 16 points in 31 minutes of action.
Longhorns impress at Wildcats
Texas earned a 70-59 victory Saturday at Kansas State to improve to 16-11 overall and 6-8 in conference play. The Longhorns led 42-23 at halftime en route to the win. Courtney Ramey led Texas with a career-best 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the charty stripe. He also notched six rebounds, five steals and two assists. Andrew Jones tallied 12 points, two boards and two steals. Matt Coleman III added 12 points, three assists and two caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Mountaineers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven Monday games. West Virginia is 0-5 ATS in its last five games as a road favorite.
The Longhorns are 4-11 ATS in its last 15 home games. The home team is 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Texas has won its last two games in impressive fashion, albeit against two far lesser teams. But the Mountaineers have struggled to five straight road losses so it is difficult to provide a case for them getting it done tonight. The Longhorns certainly want to avoid the embarrassing result they had when playing at West Virginia and considering they are coming in with some confidence, I'll gladly take the points on their home floor.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS LONGHORNS +5.5