NCAAB Basketball Picks: West Virginia vs. Texas Predictions & Odds 1/9

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CappersInfo is back with its West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Tuesday night tilt.

College Basketball Picks: West Virginia Mountaineers @ Texas Longhorns
Date: Tuesday, January 9th, 9:00 ET
Location: Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, TX
West Virginia vs. Texas Live TV: ESPN2

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Both the Mountaineers and the Longhorns badly underachieved during the non-conference seasons, and now, both are going to be in a heck of a lot of trouble when it comes to getting into the NCAA Tournament. Both teams got off to terrible starts in Big XII play this year, as Texas lost on the road to the Baylor Bears, and the Mountaineers were crushed at home by 10 against the Oklahoma Sooners. There could be better for both as we go on this year, but we just don’t think so. G Javan Felix is the best player on the court on either side, and everyone knows it, as the ‘Neers just don’t have a man that is going to be able to keep up with him. Felix went off for 26 points, nine assists, and five boards in the opener against Baylor, and he played in 43 of the 45 minutes. G Sheldon McClellan has been playing well all year long, as has G Julien Lewis. As long as Texas doesn’t get whipped on the glass, it should be okay in this one, and we expect to see a Longhorns victory by close to double digits.

West Virginia vs. Texas Pick: Texas Longhorns -5
West Virginia vs. Texas Prediction: Texas 72 – West Virginia 64

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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