Free Sports Game Preview and Prediction: Texas vs. West Virginia
I really like the value here with the Longhorns as a massive road dog against the Mountaineers. Texas comes in with a 10-17 overall record, but this team has been a lot more competitive than that record would suggest. While they are just 4-10 in Big 12 play, their largest loss in conference play is 15 points and 4 of those losses have come by 4-points or less. That includes a 72-74 loss at home to this same West Virginia team back on 1/14.
I just feel the books have really over-adjusted this line given the situation. While both teams are playing on just 1-day rest, West Virginia comes in off a double-overtime win at home against Texas Tech. The Mountaineers basically used a 6-man rotation for that game. They had 5 players play 33 or more points with 3 eclipsing 40 minutes. Only two other players reached double-digits in minutes played and one of those was Watkins with just 13 minutes off the bench. For a team that loves to put pressure on their opponents, I just don’t see the Mountaineers having the energy here to turn this into a blowout. Take Texas!