Texas Longhorns vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction 1/13/2024

Texas Longhorns vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction 1/13/2024

The Texas Longhorns (12-3) travel to face off against the West Virginia Mountaineers (5-10) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown and televised on ESPN+. Texas is coming off a win in their previous game, while West Virginia is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kansas State. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

Texas Longhorns vs West Virginia Mountaineers

The Texas Longhorns Are Coming Off A Win

So far this season, Texas has been dominant at home, going 10-2 with an average scoring margin of +16.8 points per game. On the road, they are just 2-1, and their average scoring margin drops to -6.3 points per game.

Overall, the Longhorns have gone 12-3, including a 1-1 mark in Big 12 play. They have been the favorites in 12 of their 15 games, going 11-1 in those contests.

As the favorite this season, Texas has gone just 4-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Longhorns are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Texas games is 7-8. The average over/under line in their games is 147 and the average score is 143.8. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 144 points.

The West Virginia Mountaineers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

West Virginia has lost three straight games and is 5-10 overall this season. They are 0-2 in Big 12 play and 5-8 at home. On the year, the Mountaineers are being outscored by an average of 2.2 points per game at home, and they have lost two straight at home.

For the year, West Virginia has been the underdog in seven of their 15 games, going 0-7 in those games. Their last game was an 81-67 loss to Kansas State, and they are 1-4 in their last five home games.

West Virginia’s ATS record this season is currently 6-9, including a 5-8 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Mountaineers have gone just 4-6 vs. the spread.

West Virginia’s over/under record for the season is 8-7 and the average scoring total in their games is 138.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (138.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

Texas Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Texas offense ended with 74 points against Cincinnati. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50.9% and made 7 threes. Leading Texas in scoring vs. Cincinnati was Dylan Disu with his 33 points. Max Abmas also added 15 points for the Longhorns.

Max Abmas (G) 17.1 2.9 4.5
Tyrese Hunter (G) 12.1 2.5 4.0
Dillon Mitchell (F) 11.3 9.1 1.9

West Virginia Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Mountaineers’ offense finished with 67 points, which is right in line with their current average of 67.3 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Quinn Slazinski, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.5, while Jesse Edwards also maintains a PPG average of 14.8 leading up to the game.

Quinn Slazinski (F) 14.5 4.7 2.1
Jesse Edwards (C) 14.8 8.7 1.1
Raequan Battle (G) 21.4 5.0 0.8

Texas Team Defense

This season, the Texas defense has been impressive, holding the 60th position in the country while permitting an average of 65.8 points per contest. Against Cincinnati in their most recent game, the Texas defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing Cincinnati to hit 47% of their shots.

West Virginia Team Defense

At present, the Mountaineers’ defense is nationally ranked 163rd, allowing 71.6 points per game. The West Virginia defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 81 points and allowed Kansas State to connect on 8 threes.

Longhorns vs Mountaineers Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Longhorns have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 73 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across the Mountaineers last three home games, the team averaged 58 points per game while allowing 70. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Mountaineers have gone 1-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-5.
  • Against the spread, the Longhorns have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.

Longhorns vs Mountaineers Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +6, the Mountaineers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 144.5, and our model projects the Longhorns and Mountaineers to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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