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West Virginia vs Texas Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 5 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
West Virginia vs. Texas prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
West Virginia vs. Texas prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / AP Photos/Rodolfo Gonzalez
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West Virginia vs Texas Week 5 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
West Virginia Mountaineers (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) vs. Texas Longhorns (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium — Austin, TX
Coverage: FS1

Week 5 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big 12 showdown between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Texas Longhorns. West Virginia has now won back-to-back games after an 0-2 start, scoring a 33-10 blowout victory against Virginia Tech last week.

On the other hand, Texas looks to rebound following its 37-34 overtime loss to Texas Tech a week ago. The Longhorns did have some positives in defeat, including running back Bijan Robinson's 103-yard, two-touchdown performance.

West Virginia vs Texas Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: WVU: (+230) | TEX: (-285)
Spread: WVU: +7.5 (-110) | TEX: -7.5 (-110)
Total: 61.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Texas enters this contest as a major home favorite on the spread. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 61.5, which is high compared to the rest of this week's college football projected totals.

West Virginia vs Texas Prediction & Pick

The West Virginia-Texas rivalry is about as even as it gets, with the Mountaineers winning six of the previous 11 meetings. While West Virginia did win last year's meeting, 31-23, I expect Texas to get the win here.

After all, the Longhorns' only two losses this year were last week's overtime defeat to a strong Red Raiders team and a one-point loss to Alabama. Even if West Virginia has won back-to-back games, those victories came against Virginia Tech and Towson — hardly high-quality opponents.

Texas' strong defense and home crowd will make it tough for West Virginia to get anything going, giving the Longhorns the edge here.

Final Score Prediction: Texas: 30 | West Virginia: 23

West Virginia vs Texas Betting Trends

- West Virginia is 3-9 straight up in its last 12 road games.
- Texas is 1-7 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight Big 12 games.
- The total has hit the over in five of West Virginia's last seven games played in October.
- The total has hit the under in four of Texas' last six games against West Virginia.

West Virginia vs Texas Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

While I expect Texas to win, it likely won't be a blowout. West Virginia is solid enough to keep things close, proven by four of the last six head-to-head matchups being one by only one possession.

Keeping that in mind, taking Texas to win by a margin of one to 13 points at +155 odds is a more than playable bet.

Bet: Texas Win Margin — 1 to 13 Points (+155)

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