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How and what to watch for No. 13 West Virginia vs. No 12 Texas

After seeing games postponed earlier this week for both teams, West Virginia is set to play Texas on the road.

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The Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers each had a game postponed earlier this week and will return to the court for the first time since last Saturday. The game will tip off on Saturday, February 20th from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Texas (13-5, 7-4 Big 12) had their game against the Oklahoma Sooners postponed due to the inclement weather in the area. The Longhorns had been on a two-game winning streak with wins over the Kansas State Wildcats 80-77 and TCU Horned Frogs 70-55. Texas will get a much bigger test against West Virginia, though the Longhorns won the previous matchup 72-70 on the road January 9th. Texas ranks inside the top 25 both in adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency.

West Virginia (14-6, 7-4 Big 12) had their game postponed against the Baylor Bears this week, also due to the weather. The Mountaineers are coming off a 91-90 double-overtime loss to the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, led by Derek Culver’s 29 points and 14 rebounds. The Mountaineers rank 10th in the country in terms of adjusted offensive efficiency and 18th in KenPom.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch West Virginia vs. Texas on Saturday, February 20th at 3:00 p.m. ET on ABC, or you can stream it via this link with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the livestream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Texas -3.5
Point Total: 146.5
Money line: West Virginia +140, Texas -175

  • The total went over in each of West Virginia’s last six games.
  • West Virginia is 5-2 straight up in their last seven games but 1-5 straight up in their last six against Texas.
  • Texas is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games.
  • The total went over in nine of Texas’ last 11 games.

The Best Bet

The defense and athleticism of both these teams should overwhelm their scoring ability. West Virginia defends as well as anyone in America, and they also can’t make a shot for long stretches. Pray for no overtime and take...

Pick: Under 146.5

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