Stanford Cardinal vs. Texas Longhorns - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (7-3) at Stanford Cardinal (5-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:30 pm (Maples Pavilion)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Longhorns will travel to play the Stanford Cardinal in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The Stanford Cardinal are 5-3 and are coming off of a win against DePaul by a score of 79-60. Stanford raced out to a 15-point lead at halftime and closed out the victory in the second half. Marcus Allen had 17 points and 4 rebounds for Stanford. Rosco Allen added 14 points and 5 rebounds for the Cardinal. Stanford was out rebounded by a total of 31-29 and had 17 assists in their victory. Stanford is averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 68.3 points per game. Stanford is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Marcus Allen is averaging 14.2 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game, while Reid Travis is averaging 12.8 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for Stanford. Stanford is shooting 64.9% on free throws, 36.8% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Texas Longhorns are 7-3 and are coming off of a win against Appalachian State by a score of 67-55. Texas didn’t play great in this game but was able to get the victory in their first game since upsetting North Carolina. Cameron Ridley had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Texas. Javan Felix added 14 points and 3 rebounds for the Longhorns. Texas out rebounded their opponent by a total of 50-38 and had 12 assists in their victory. Texas is averaging 77.1 points per game while giving up 67.4 points per game. Texas is also averaging 39 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. Isaiah Taylor is averaging 13.6 points per game and 5 assists per game, while Cameron Ridley is averaging 13 points per game and 10 rebounds per game for Texas. Texas is shooting 61.9% on free throws, 38.1% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
Texas is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against the Pac-12. Texas is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The under is 4-1 in the Texas last 5 road games. Stanford is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. The under is 4-1 in Stanford’s last 5 games overall.
Texas has started the season very strong and was able to get a victory against North Carolina. Texas is the better rebounding team in this matchup and has scored more points per game. Stanford doesn’t have any good wins this season, but has beaten the teams that they should have beat. I think Texas is more battle tested and I like them in this matchup.