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Texas vs. West Virginia prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 1 best bets from proven model

A Big 12 college hoops battle takes place when West Virginia (11-1) travels to play No. 17 Texas (10-2) in a New Year’s Day matchup. The Mountaineers are currently on an eight-game win streak. They obliterated Youngstown State 82-52 in their last game. Texas also heads into this game on a winning streak. The Longhorns blew out Incarnate Wood 78-33 in their last game to secure their fourth straight win.

Tipoff is at noon ET from Erwin Center. The Longhorns are favored by 10.5 points in the latest West Virginia vs. Texas odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 121.5. Before locking in any Texas vs. West Virginia picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Texas vs. WVU, and just revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s college basketball picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for WVU vs. Texas:

  • West Virginia vs. Texas spread: Texas -10.5
  • West Virginia vs. Texas over-under: 121.5 points
  • West Virginia vs. Texas money line: Texas -475, West Virginia +360
  • WVU: Mountaineers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall
  • TEX: Under is 4-0 in Longhorns last four games following a straight-up win

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Why West Virginia can cover

West Virginia dominated Youngstown State 82-52 en route to its eighth straight victory. The Mountaineers played stifling defense against the Penguins, holding them to 33 percent from the field. They also forced Youngstown State to commit 20 turnovers, logging 29 points off those mistakes. West Virginia had three players who scored in double figures.

Senior guard Sean McNeil led the team with 23 points while shooting an efficient 8-of-9 from the field. McNeil caught fire from downtown in the second half, shooting a perfect 4-of-4 from 3-point range. Fifth-year guard Malik Curry came off the bench and played solid for the Mountaineers. Curry finished with 12 points, four rebounds, and four assists. 

Why Texas can cover

Texas senior forward Timmy Allen is leading the squad in scoring (11.9) and rebounds (6.4). The Arizona native has been efficient from the floor, shooting 53 percent from the field. Allen’s best game came in the loss to No. 15 Seton Hall. He put up a double-double and finished with 17 points and 12 boards.

Junior forward Tre Mitchell is second on the team with 10.9 points per game along with 5.3 rebounds. Mitchell is one of the best 3-point shooters on the team, knocking down 42 percent of his shots. The Pennsylvania native has scored at least 14 points in five games this season. Mitchell also had a great outing in the loss to No. 15 Seton Hall. He had 19 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks, and two steals. 

How to make West Virginia vs. Texas picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 135 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Texas vs. West Virginia? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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