TOM STRYKER’S FREE FOOTBALL SELECTION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH
#347 TEXAS (+3) over West Virginia at 12 PM EST
Clinging to a dismal 4-6 SU record and off that embarrassing 57-56 overtime loss to creampuff Kansas, Texas will rise up from the ashes and knock off West Virginia in Morgantown. The Mountaineers limp into this Big 12 war off back-to-back SU and ATS losses to the Cowboys and Wildcats and they’ll have trouble matched up against this irate Longhorns bunch.
In the last four meetings in this series, UT has played well inking a strong 3-1 SU and 2-1-1 ATS record. Equally impressive, since 1980, single-digit college football conference road underdogs own a profitable 68-42-1 ATS mark provided they lost straight up as a home favorite of -10 or more last. As long as neither team is rested, this super situation improves to a powerful 57-28-1 ATS including an elite 30-11-1 ATS provided our “play on” side is going into revenge. Finally, when checking in off a straight up home loss, the Longhorns hold a reliable 28-15-1 ATS tally in their next game including a strong 18-7 ATS if their opponent busts in off a straight up loss as well.
Holding a weak 15-20 SU and 12-17-3 ATS mark in its last 35 games, West Virginia has certainly not been one of the Big 12’s best lately. In this run tackling an opponent that checks in off a SU and ATS loss, the Mountaineers drop to a woeful 2-5 SU and 1-6 ATS. Even worse, when hosting a conference foe that enters off a straight up loss, head coach Neal Brown’s boys hold a disgusting 14-28-1 ATS mark including a miserable 0-8 SU and ATS in this situation provided they are competitively priced as an underdog or a favorite of -4 or less. Lastly, when matched up against an opponent that enters without steam off two or more straight up losses, the Mountaineers own a nasty 0-10 ATS record.
Offensively, UT is averaging a plentiful 37.8 points per game, and they’ll have no trouble outscoring a low-octane WVU attack that is posting an average of only 25.7 points and 372.6 yards per game. Take Texas. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
TOM’S 14-2 ATS NCAA CONFERENCE GAME OF THE WEEK
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