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West Virginia Surprise Favorites Against No. 7 Texas

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West Virginia is a betting favorite against No. 7 Texas. WVU is a 1.0-point favorite as of early Saturday morning.

West Virginia opened up as 1.5-point favorites on Friday night and remain that this morning.

The Mountaineers were favorites against No. 14 TCU, which they won by nine and covering the spread. West Virginia is 1-5 in Big 12 play and is favored against a top ten team in the country. It just shows how deep the Big 12 is this season. It also shows how much Vegas favors home court advantage.

West Virginia is in need of another conference win on Saturday night as they look to go 2-0 this week.

No. 7 Texas fell to Iowa State in Ames on Tuesday, 78-67. Longhorns are now coached by acting head coach Rodney Terry after firing Chris Beard two weeks ago. Texas is led by guard combo Marcus Carr and Tyrese Hunter. WVU fans are familiar with Hunter after playing at Iowa State last season. Carr is leading the team in scoring, averaging 17.1 points on 45 percent shooting.

West Virginia and Texas will tipoff on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum on ESPN.

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