Planning on watching today’s Mountaineers and Longhorns game? Catch the action at Moody Center in Austin, TX, as the Longhorns hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on LHN. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 145.5 points, and Texas is favored by -12 to win at home against West Virginia.

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS VS TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING PICK

The Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers +12

This game will be played at Moody Center at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Longhorns.
  • Even though we have Texas winning straight-up, we like West Virginia at +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Mountaineers Stand a Chance in Austin?

West Virginia enters tonight’s game against Texas as a 12-point underdog. So far this season, the Mountaineers have gone 3-11 as the underdog, including a 0-5 record on the road.

Coming off an 86-73 loss to BYU, West Virginia is 8-14 overall and 3-6 in Big 12 play. The Mountaineers have struggled mightily on the road this season, going just 0-5 with an average scoring margin of -13.4. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 1-9.

When looking at West Virginia’s ATS record this season, they are currently 9-13. On the road, their ATS record is 1-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Mountaineers are 4-6 vs. the spread.

West Virginia’s over/under record this season is 11-11, and the average scoring total in their games is 141.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (141.2). This year, 14 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line.

In their recent game, the Mountaineers’ offense concluded with 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 68.5 points per contest. Kerr Kriisa was the leading scorer for the Mountaineers, putting up 23 points. In addition, Jesse Edwards contributed 16 points.

So far, the Mountaineers’ defense is ranked 199th in the country at 72.8 points per contest. So far, the West Virginia defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.3 times per game (520th).

Will the Longhorns Make it Happen at Home?

After losing their last game to Iowa State, the Longhorns will look to get back on track and snap their two-game losing streak at home. So far this season, Texas has gone 11-5 at home, and they have an average scoring margin of +11.8 points per game.

For the year, the Longhorns are 15-8 overall, including a 4-6 record in Big 12 play. As the favorite, Texas has gone 12-4, and they have been favored in 16 of their 23 games.

Overall, Texas has an ATS record of 8-15 this season and they are just 4-12 vs. the spread when favored. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Longhorns are just 2-8 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, Texas has a 1-2 ATS mark.

So far this season, the over/under record for Texas games is 12-11. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (145.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points compared to their season average of 144.3 points per game. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

The Texas offense is coming off a game in which they scored 65 points vs. Iowa State. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.7% while connecting on 3 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Max Abmas, who is averaging 17.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Dillon Mitchell also maintains a PPG average of 10.9 heading into game.

So far, the Longhorns’ defense is ranked 87th in the country at 68.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Iowa State, the Cyclones finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 70 points vs. Texas.