Texas vs. West Virginia Prediction
Will No. 11 Texas face a potential letdown today when the Longhorns go on the road to face West Virginia at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
317 Texas vs. 318 West Virginia
Saturday, October 5, 2019
3:30PM ET – Milan Puskar Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Texas is favored on the road, as they Longhorns are getting odds of -10 points against West Virginia. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 62 points. The public betting currently has 64 percent going on Texas as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mountaineers edge Kansas
West Virginia is coming off a 29-24 win at Kansas two weeks ago. The Mountaineers are 3-1 on the season, 1-0 in the Big 12, 2-1-1 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total on the year.
The Mountaineers are not the offensive team we remember, as WVU is averaging just 25 points and 326 yards per game this season. The defense isn’t too bad, giving up just 25.5 points and 374 yards per contest. Quarterback Austin Kendall is leading the team with 871 passing yards and six touchdowns while Sam James is the leading receiver with 26 catches for 263 yards. Kennedy McKoy is the leading rusher with just 151 yards and three scores.
Texas fights off the Cowboys
The Texas Longhorns had a tough fight two weeks ago, edging Oklahoma State at home by a score of 36-30. The Longhorns are now 3-1 on the season, 1-0 in the Big 12, 2-2 against the spread and 3-1 with the over.
Texas has been putting up steady numbers on offense, averaging 41.8 points and 497.8 yards per game. The defense is allowing 25.5 points and 436.5 yards per contest. Sam Ehlinger is leading the team with 1,237 passing yards and 15 touchdowns while also rushing for 191 yards and a score. Keaontay Ingram is the team’s leading rusher with 295 yards and three scores while Devin Duvernay is the leading receiver with 39 catches for 377 yards and four touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Mountaineers are 3-0-2 against the spread in their last five home games, but just 1-4 ATS in their last five games in October.
The Longhorns are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last four following a win.
West Virginia has been a tough out for Texas over the years. The Mountaineers have won three of the last four meetings while going 2-1-1 against the spread. However, Texas did win and cover in the last meeting and I think their poor history with WVU will keep the Longhorns from overlooking them. It’s a long trip, but Texas had an extra week to get rested and prepare for this conference game. Texas has been battle tested this season while WVU has struggled with weaker opponents like Kansas, N.C. State and Missouri. Texas’ offense should be far too much for them to handle or compete with.
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