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West Virginia vs Texas Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

Texas Longhorns (15-3) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (11-7)
January 21, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -2 / Texas Longhorns +2; Over/Under: +148.5
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The Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the WVU Coliseum. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Texas Longhorns Preview

The Texas Longhorns are averaging 80.7 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Marcus Carr is averaging 17.1 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Timmy Allen is averaging 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Tyrese Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Sir’Jabari Rice is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Longhorns are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.

The West Virginia Mountaineers Preview

The West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 77.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Erik Stevenson is averaging 13.2 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Tre Mitchell is averaging 13.2 points and 5.8 rebounds. Emmitt Matthews Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Toussaint is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The West Virginia Mountaineers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The West Virginia Mountaineers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.

Trends

The Longhorns are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 8-1-1 in Longhorns last 10 overall. The over is 29-11 in Mountaineers last 40 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Texas Longhorns are probably the better, more talented team, but it’s not easy to win in Morgantown and this is a must win game for WVU if this season is going to result into anything tournament wise. West Virginia wins at home by an average of 12.1 points while holding teams under 43 percent shooting. At home, I’ll lay the bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers -2

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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