Texas Longhorns vs. West Virginia Mountaineers 2/20/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 22, 2021

A game after he scored 29 points in a 91-90 loss to Oklahoma, Derek Culver leads the No. 13 West Virginia Mountaineers (14-6) on the road against the No. 12 Texas Longhorns (13-5) on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The Mountaineers are underdogs by 3.5 points in the matchup, which starts at 3:00 PM ET on ABC. The point total in the matchup is set at 146.5.

Betting Information

Texas vs West Virginia Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Texas -3.5 -113 -110 146.5 -109 -112 -175 140

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Computer picks for Texas vs West Virginia
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
West Virginia (+3.5) Under (146.5) Texas 74 West Virginia 72

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Total Facts

  • The Longhorns and their opponents have combined to record more than 146.5 points in 44.4% of their games this season (eight of 18 opportunities).
  • West Virginia has played in 11 games this year (out of 20 total matchups — 55% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 146.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 152.8 points per game, 6.3 more points than the total of 146.5 set for this game.
  • The Longhorns and the Mountaineers have seen their opponents average a combined 7.0 less points per game than the over/under of 146.5 set in this matchup.
  • The Longhorns average point total in matchups this season is 142.9, 3.6 points below the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Mountaineers this year is 2.9 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Longhorns score just 3.4 more points per game (75.3) than the Mountaineers allow (71.9).
  • When Texas totals more than 71.9 points, it is 4-0 against the spread and 10-2 overall.
  • When West Virginia allows more than 75.3 points, it is 4-3 against the spread and 3-4 overall.
  • The Mountaineers average 9.9 more points per game (77.5) than the Longhorns allow their opponents to score (67.6).
  • In games it scores more than 67.6 points, West Virginia is 10-0 against the spread and 13-5 overall.
  • Texas has a 0-3 record overall and an ATS record of 0-3 in games when its opponents put up more than 77.5 points.
  • The Longhorns have put up a total of 139 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 7.7 per game), and the Mountaineers have out-scored opponents by 112 points on the season (5.6 more per game).

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Texas Betting Information

  • The Longhorns have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 7-11 record.
  • The Longhorns have posted a losing record of 3-6 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or higher.
  • The Longhorns and their opponents have gone over the total in 11 of 18 games (61.1%) this season.

West Virginia Betting Information

  • The Mountaineers have an even record against the spread, going 10-10 ATS.
  • When they are at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Mountaineers have not fared well, going 5-7 against the spread.
  • In the majority of West Virginia’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (14 out of 20 games, 70%).

Head to Head

Texas vs West Virginia (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/9/2021 West Virginia -1.5 140 -126 +104 Regular Season 72-70 UT
2/24/2020 West Virginia -5.5 127.5 -233 +185 Regular Season 67-57 UT
1/20/2020 West Virginia -9 130.5 -491 +352 Regular Season 97-59 WVU
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-53 UT
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 61-54 UT

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Texas Leaders

  • Andrew Jones leads the Longhorns in scoring, tallying 15.9 points per game to go with 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
  • Greg Brown III leads the Longhorns in rebounding, averaging 7.5 per game, while Matt Coleman III leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.1 in each contest.
  • Jones’ 2.2 threes per game leads the Longhorns.
  • Coleman is the Longhorns leader in steals, averaging 1.2 steals per game, while Brown leads them in blocks with 1.1 per contest.

West Virginia Leaders

  • The Mountaineers’ Miles McBride racks up enough points (16.2 per game) and assists (4.8 per game) to sit atop the squad’s leaderboards.
  • Culver is at the top of the West Virginia rebounding leaderboard with 10.4 rebounds per game. He also scores 15.1 points and adds 1.2 assists per game.
  • Sean McNeil is the top scorer from distance for the Mountaineers, hitting 2.3 threes per game.
  • The Mountaineers’ leader in steals is McBride with 1.7 per game, and Culver is their leader in blocks with 0.9 per game.
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