Big 12 Betting Picks
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West Virginia -5.5 over Texas (loss)
West Virginia is a poor road team so when Vegas makes them a 5.5 point favorite you have to ask why? In the first meeting WVU destroyed this team. WVU won by 38 points as Texas was outrebounded 53-25. The Mountaineers had 22 offensive rebounds. Texas is a basketball team that has been injured all season which will not help their cause tonight. Jerico Sims, a great shot blocker, is out for the year. Jase Febres who went for 18 points in the first meeting is questionable. Matt Coleman still doesn’t look 100% on his hobbled ankle and a few role players are also done for the year. WVU does not have the best talent in the world, but they are going to bury teams they can bully and push around. Texas is banged up physically and this is the last team you want to face. Mentally you can lose these games before the ball is even tipped. WVU is great at defending the 3 ball and Texas is not a good team around the rim. How are the Longhorns going to score? This is also not a game the Mountaineers are going to overlook because they are bad on the road and obviously will not overlook this team. WVU is too big and too strong and should dominate once again. Take West Virginia.