Texas vs. West Virginia Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The Texas Longhorns (2-2) face a Big 12 matchup against the West Virginia Mountaineers (2-2).

Texas vs. West Virginia Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with bookmakers listing Texas as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Texas has -303 odds to pick up the win, while West Virginia is listed at +236 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 61.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Texas vs. West Virginia Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Stadium: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

Betting Preview


Texas is totaling 409.8 yards per game on offense (72nd in the FBS), and rank 75th on the other side of the ball, yielding 380.3 yards allowed per game. From an offensive standpoint, Texas ranks 42nd in the FBS with 36.5 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 51st in points allowed (380.3 points allowed per contest). Texas is totaling 244.8 passing yards per game on offense (71st in the FBS), and ranks 86th on the other side of the ball with 245 passing yards allowed per game. Texas ranks 62nd in run offense (165 rushing yards per game) and 62nd in run defense (135.3 rushing yards allowed per game) this season. Texas ranks 105th in third-down efficiency (33.3%) on offense and 84th in third-down percentage allowed (40.3%) on defense this season. With two forced turnovers (121st in the FBS) against three turnovers committed (17th in the FBS), Texas’ -1-1 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.

West Virginia

West Virginia has dominated on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 21st-best in total offense (487.5 total yards per game) and 21st-best in total defense (302.8 total yards allowed per game). West Virginia’s offense has been consistently moving the chains, putting up 42.8 points per contest (13th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 85th by surrendering 27.5 points per game. West Virginia is generating 270 passing yards per contest on offense this season (48th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 204.5 passing yards per contest (47th-ranked) on defense. Things have been going well for West Virginia on both offense and defense, as it is putting up 217.5 rushing yards per game (18th-best) and allowing just 98.3 rushing yards per game (23rd-best). West Virginia’s third-down offense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 22nd-best in the FBS with a 49.2% third-down conversion rate. In terms of defense, it is ceding a 41.2% third-down rate, which ranks 91st. After forcing three turnovers (114th in the FBS) and turning the ball over five times (47th in the FBS) this season, West Virginia has the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -2.

Texas vs. West Virginia Betting Analysis

Texas Betting Insights

Texas is 3-1-0 against the spread this season. In games they have played as 8-point favorites or more, Texas has a perfect ATS record of 2-0. This season, Texas games have hit the over twice. The Longhorns have been listed as the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they split the two games. The Longhorns have played as a moneyline favorite of -303 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Mountaineers Betting Insights

West Virginia has covered the spread in a game three times this year (3-1-0). West Virginia games have gone over the total three times this year. The Mountaineers lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Mountaineers are 0-0 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +236 or more on the moneyline.

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Texas vs. West Virginia Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 61.5 62.2 59.5
Implied Total AVG 40.5 43.0 33.0
ATS Record 3-1-0 3-0-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-2-0 1-2-0 1-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 1-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-1 0-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.6 58.8 50.5
Implied Total AVG 35.8 43.5 28.0
ATS Record 3-1-0 1-1-0 2-0-0
Over/Under Record 3-1-0 2-0-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 0-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1

Players to Watch


  • As part of the Longhorns’ defense, Jaylan Ford has compiled 33 tackles, three TFL, and one sack in four games.
  • Anthony Cook has suited up for four games, recording 30 tackles and two TFL for the Longhorns.
  • Jahdae Barron has hit the gridiron for four games, collecting 20 tackles, two TFL, and one interception for the Longhorns.
  • A big contributor to the Longhorns’ defensive unit, Ovie Oghoufo has 16 tackles, three TFL, and one sack in four games.


  • In four games for the Mountaineers, Lee Kpogba has compiled 23 tackles.
  • Dante Stills has registered seven tackles, two TFL, and 2.5 sacks in four games for the Mountaineers.
  • Taijh Alston has been wreaking havoc on defense, amassing one sack to go with one TFL and nine tackles for the Mountaineers.
  • Jared Bartlett has compiled 1.5 sacks to go with one TFL and eight tackles in four games for the Mountaineers.

Texas vs. West Virginia Predictions and Pick

Texas vs. West Virginia betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Longhorns (-8)

    Pick OU:

    Over (61.5)

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Our pick to win this game is Texas, and we project that Texas will cover the spread (Texas -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 61.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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