Is Texas a Smart Bet To Upend No. 24 West Virginia in Week 12 Conference Clash?
The Texas Longhorns will look to upend the 24th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers when they visit their Big 12 conference rivals for their intriguing Week 12 matchup on Saturday. The Week 12 college football odds favor West Virginia by 3.5-points over Texas.
Texas Longhorns Vs West Virginia Mountaineers Free Pick
Texas Longhorns (5-5) at West Virginia Mountaineers (7-3)
When: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAF Odds: West Virginia -3.5
Bet Texas Because…
Texas rebounded from their Week 10 loss to TCU to beat lowly Kansas 42-27 last weekend although the Horns failed to cover the spread as whopping 32-point home favorites. While Texas got the win, they also got outscored by the pitiful Jayhawks 10-7 in the second half and have actually dropped three of their last five games with their only other win in the stretch coming against a one-win Baylor team in Week 9.
Bet West Virginia Because…
West Virginia has won two straight and four of their last five games overall and got past dangerous K-State in a hard-fought matchup 28-23 last weekend. Quarterback Will Grier continued his ‘redemption’ season by tossing four TD passes, although he did throw a pair of costly picks in the win. For the season, however, Grier is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 3,440 yards with 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Texas Vs West Virginia Free Pick
While Texas has plenty of motivation in this contest as they want to reach the six-win mark and become eligible for a bowl game this postseason, West Virginia is the far more explosive offensive team in this contest and has recorded consecutive quality wins in beating K-State last weekend and previously, nationally-ranked Iowa State in Week 10.
The Longhorns are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in the month of November and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the Mountaineers have gone 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games in November. Texas has really struggled against quality opponents recently and I believe this contest will be another tough loss for the Longhorns team that has issues at quarterback with head coach Tom Herman unwisely flip-flopping between Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger the last couple of weeks. West Virginia wins by at least a touchdown to cover the chalk!