One of the most important Big 12 games of the season takes place Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET when the Texas Longhorns host the West Virginia Mountaineers in a battle for first place. The winner has an inside track for a berth in the conference title game, while the loser will likely be sitting on the sidelines.
The Longhorns opened as 2.5-point favorites, but this game is now a pick'em, with an Over-Under set at 58.
Before you make a pick, be sure to check out what SportsLine senior analyst Josh Nagel has to say. A Nevada-based expert with 20 years of experience in the sports wagering industry, Nagel specializes in handicapping college athletics.
He's having another solid season for SportsLine members, hitting on 60 percent of his spread selections. Moreover, he's had a sharp eye for handicapping the Big 12 and has been especially efficient with these two programs. Over the past two seasons, he has an incredible 9-0 spread record on games involving either Texas or West Virginia!
Just last week, Nagel advised SportsLine members that surging Texas (-3.5) was likely to hit a letdown spot against an Oklahoma State club that would be desperate to end its two-game losing streak. The Cowboys led wire-to-wire in their 38-35 victory, and anyone who followed Nagel's analysis notched another easy winner.
Now, he's studied West Virginia vs. Texas from every possible angle and locked in his picks. We can tell you he's leaning toward the Under, and he's also identified a crucial X-factor that he believes makes one side of the spread a must-back.
Who covers in West Virginia vs. Texas? And what crucial X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back?… Join SportsLine right now to see which side you need to jump all over Saturday, all from our senior analyst who's 9-0 on games involving these teams!