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West Virginia vs. Texas - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas at West Virginia
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
WVU Coliseum
Morgantown, West Virginia
The Line
West Virginia Mountaineers +3.5 O/U: 142.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Texas Longhorns and the West Virginia Mountaineers will meet up on the college basketball court Saturday.

Texas is currently sitting at 13-10 on the year. The Longhorns are 2-1 in their last three games, with a loss to Iowa State sandwiched between wins over Kansas and Baylor.

In the win over the Bears, Texas’ Kerwin Roach led the way on 21 points, two assists and three rebounds. Matt Coleman added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Longhorns in that one.

Over on the West Virginia side, they’re 10-13 this season. The Mountaineers have lost four of their last five games against some tough squads, dropping to Baylor, Tennessee, Iowa State and Texas Tech in that span.

In the loss to the Raiders, West Virginia’s only double-digit scorer (or rebounder, for that matter) was Derek Culver, who put up 23 points and 12 rebounds in a nice effort over 35 minutes. No other Mountaineer scored more than seven points in that game.

The Longhorns are 1-4 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in the last six versus a team with a losing straight-up record. The under is 5-2 in Texas’ last seven road games and the over is 5-2 in the last seven Saturday games.

Meanwhile, the Mountaineers are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 home games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games. WVU is also 1-4 ATS in the last five overall and 2-5 ATS in the last seven versus the Big 12.

Texas looked pretty solid against a decent Baylor team, and despite the sketchy record overall they’ve had some nice efforts against tough competition recently.

If the Longhorns can muster up some of that energy here, the Mountaineers will certainly be in trouble. I’m going to stick with Texas in this one, and it should be a fun game to watch.

Pick:
Texas Longhorns -3.5

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