Texas vs West Virginia Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 11 (Longhorns Aim to Sweep Moutaineers)
Texas vs West Virginia Game Info
- 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
- No. 5 Texas (19-5, 8-3 Big 12) vs. West Virginia (15-9, 4-7 Big 12)
- Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
- Time: 12:00 PM ET
- Venue: Moody Center -- Austin, Texas
- Coverage: ESPN2
The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Saturday with an exciting matchup between the West Virginia Mountaineers and No. 5 Texas Longhorns. West Virginia has now won four of its last five games thanks to a 76-71 win over Iowa State on Wednesday. Kedrian Johnson racked up 22 points.
Meanwhile, Texas couldn't keep up in an 88-80 loss to Kansas on Monday. The Longhorns shot 47.6% from the floor, but tallied 15 turnovers and gave up 28 free throw attempts to the Jayhawks. Marcus Carr balled out with 29 points on a 10-21 shooting mark. Which Big 12 squad will win on Saturday?
Texas vs West Virginia Odds & Spread
- All college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: TEXAS: (-310) | WVU: (+245)
- Spread: TEXAS: -6.5 (-120) | WVU: +6.5 (-102)
- Total: 148.5 -- Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Texas enters this contest as a considerable home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 12 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 148.5 points, which is above average compared to Saturday's projected totals.
Texas vs West Virginia Betting Trends
- Texas has beaten the spread 10 times in 24 games.
- As 6.5-point favorites or more, the Longhorns are 5-9 against the spread.
- Texas has played 24 games this season, and 13 of them have gone over the total.
- West Virginia has beaten the spread 12 times in 23 games.
- This season, 16 of West Virginia's 23 games have gone over the point total.
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Texas vs West Virginia Prediction & Pick
West Virginia has been on the right side of some upset wins in the past few seasons, but those wins tend to come in Morgantown. The Mountaineers are a much different team on the road as they own a 2-5 record and rack up 13.6 turnovers per game. They only shoot 33.3% from three-point range, too.
Traveling to the Moody Center is about as hard as any matchup gets. Texas has posted a 13-1 record at home this season with an impressive average scoring margin of +17.4. The Longhorns not only average 85.8 points per home game, but they also allow an opponent shooting mark of just 41.9%.
West Virginia has lost 13 of its last 15 away games overall, so fade the Mountaineers on Saturday.
Final Score Prediction: Texas: 80 | West Virginia: 70
Texas vs West Virginia Best Bet
This has been a one-sided Big 12 rivalry as of late. Texas is 5-1 straight up and 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games against West Virginia. Not only that, but the Mountaineers have also lost four of their last five games at the Moody Center. A passionate crowd will make a difference today.
Keep in mind West Virginia is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games on a Saturday, too, while Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last five games against a Big 12 opponent. The trends point to a comfortable Longhorns victory and it's hard to go against a team that already beat the Mountaineers by a score of 69-61 on Jan. 21.
Bet: Texas Longhorns -6.5 (-110)
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