West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns: January 9, 2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

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The No. 4 Texas Longhorns (9-1) are underdogs (+1) as they attempt to build on a five-game win streak when they visit the No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers (9-3) at 1:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at WVU Coliseum. The matchup airs on ESPN. The point total is set at 140.5 for the matchup.

Betting Information

West Virginia vs Texas Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
West Virginia -1 -109 -112 140.5 -109 -112 -116 -105

Computer Picks

Computer picks for West Virginia vs Texas
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
West Virginia (-1) Over (140.5) West Virginia 72 Texas 70

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Total Facts

  • In 66.7% of their opportunities this year (eight of 12 chances), the Mountaineers and their opponents have put up more than this matchup’s point total of 140.5 points.
  • Texas and its opponents have combined to score at least 140.5 points in 60% of their matchups this season (six of 10 chances).
  • The Mountaineers and the Longhorns combine to average 10.8 more points per game than the total of 140.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Mountaineers and the Longhorns have seen their opponents average a combined 7.9 less points per game than the over/under of 140.5 set for this matchup.
  • The average total the Mountaineers have had set in matchups this season is 4.3 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Longhorns this season is 1.4 points lower than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 75.3 points per game the Mountaineers score are 12.2 more points than the Longhorns allow (63.1).
  • When West Virginia scores more than 63.1 points, it is 8-3 overall and 6-0 against the spread.
  • When Texas gives up more than 75.3 points, it is 0-1 against the spread and 1-0 overall.
  • The Longhorns’ 76 points per game are 6.5 more points than the 69.5 the Mountaineers allow to opponents.
  • Texas has put together a 3-0 ATS record and a 7-0 overall record in games it scores more than 69.5 points.
  • West Virginia has an ATS record of 2-1 and a 1-2 record overall when its opponents score more than 76 points.
  • The Mountaineers have totaled 70 more points than their opponents this season (5.8 per game on average), and the Longhorns have scored 129 more points than their opponents (12.9 per game).

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West Virginia Betting Information

  • West Virginia been consistently inconsistent against the spread this season, earning a 6-6 record.
  • The Mountaineers have posted a winning record of 5-4 against the spread when the spread is -1 or bigger.
  • The Mountaineers and their opponents have gone over the total in 7 of 12 games (58.3%) this season.

Texas Betting Information

  • Texas’ record against the spread is 5-5.
  • When they are at least 1-point underdogs, the Longhorns have a record ATS of 3-4.
  • The Longhorns and their opponents have hit the over in half of their games this year — 5 of 10.

Head to Head

West Virginia vs Texas (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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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West Virginia Leaders

  • Miles McBride leads the Mountaineers in points and assists per game, scoring 15.3 points and distributing 4.2 assists.
  • Derek Culver is the Mountaineers best rebounder, hauling in an average of 10.3 boards in each contest while scoring 13.8 points per game.
  • Sean McNeil’s 1.7 made threes per game lead the Mountaineers.
  • McBride and Culver lead West Virginia on the defensive end, with McBride leading the team in steals averaging 1.8 per game and Culver in blocks averaging 1.2 per contest.

Texas Leaders

  • Matt Coleman III racks up 13.7 points and adds 4.6 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Longhorns’ leaderboards for those statistics.
  • Greg Brown III is at the top of the Texas rebounding leaderboard with 7.3 rebounds per game. He also scores 12.0 points and adds 0.1 assists per game.
  • Courtney Ramey provides the bulk of the Longhorns’ three-point shooting production. He makes 2.0 threes per game to lead the squad.
  • The Longhorns’ leader in steals is Coleman with 1.4 per game, and Brown is their leader in blocks with 1.3 per game.
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