Texas football vs. West Virginia: Opening odds for Week 5 college football

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Texas football will return home next weekend to try and right the ship after the worst loss of the season so far. On Sep. 24, Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian fell short to new head coach Joey McGuire and the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Big 12 opener on the road in Lubbock, by the final score of 37-34 in overtime.

The overtime upset loss on the road to Texas Tech last weekend signified a step back for Sark and the Longhorns after a promising start to the regular season during the non-conference slate.

Following the loss to Texas Tech on Sep. 24, Texas has a record of 2-2 (0-1 Big 12). The two wins on the season for Texas came over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (Sep. 3) and UTSA Roadrunners (Sep. 17). And the other loss on the season so far came against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Texas is now set to host the West Virginia Mountaineers at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Oct. 1, with the kickoff time set for 6:30 p.m. CT.

West Virginia comes into this game with a record of 2-2 (0-1 Big 12) after knocking off the Virginia Tech Hokies in a midweek game on Sep. 22, by the convincing final score of 33-10.

Here’s a look at the opening odds for Texas as they host West Virginia at DKR in Austin in Week 5.

Texas football vs. West Virginia opening betting odds

Texas opened up as a 9.5 point favorite over West Virginia in this game (per FanDuel). And the over/under is set at 61.5 points.

Texas is also favored in the moneyline (-375) over West Virginia (+290).

According to the ESPN Football Power Index, Texas has an 85.1 percent chance to beat West Virginia.

So far this season, Texas is 3-1-0 against the spread. The first time that Texas didn’t cover the spread came in last weekend’s loss to Texas Tech.

Meanwhile, West Virginia is 3-1-0 against the spread this season. The only game that didn’t see West Virginia cover was in their overtime loss a couple of weeks ago to the Kansas Jayhawks.

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The all-time series between these two teams favors West Virginia with a record against Texas of 6-5-0. Last season, West Virginia topped Texas in Morgantown by a score of 31-23.