West Virginia vs. Texas - 1/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (11-6) at West Virginia Mountaineers (15-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (WVU Colliseum)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Wednesday at the WVU Coliseum.
The Texas Longhorns look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 74.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Isaiah Taylor is averaging 17.2 points and 4.8 assists while Javan Felix is averaging 10.8 points and 1.8 rebounds. Kerwin Roach Jr. is dishing 1.3 assists and Connor Lammert is grabbing six rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 63.4 percent from the free throw line. Texas is allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.6 turnovers per game. The Texas Longhorns have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers hope to build on their impressive 15-2 start to the season. The West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 84.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Devin Williams is averaging 14.1 points and 8.6 rebounds while Jaysean Paige is averaging 13.7 points and 1.1 assists. Jevon Carter is dishing 3.1 assists and Jonathan Holton is grabbing seven rebounds. The West Virginia Mountaineers are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. WVU is allowing 27.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 20.4 turnovers per game. The West Virginia Mountaineers have won 12 straight home games.
The Longhorns are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big 12 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Mountaineers are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games. The Longhorns are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
West Virginia is becoming one of the top teams in the country is is downright scary in the WVU Coliseum. Texas isn't ready for this contest, as the Longhorns are still trying to get their feet wet under a new coach. Give me WVU in a blowout.