Texas vs. Eastern Washington - 11/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (1-1) at Texas Longhorns (2-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Frank Erwin Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Longhorn Network
The Eastern Washington Eagles and Texas Longhorns square off Thursday night in college basketball action at the Frank Erwin Center.
The Eastern Washington Eagles look to get a game above a .500 record with a big road victory. The Eastern Washington Eagles are averaging 72 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Bogdan Bliznyuk is averaging 14.5 points and four assists while Felix Von Hofe is averaging 13.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jacob Wiley is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Benzel is dishing 1.5 assists. The Eastern Washington Eagles are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Washington Eagles are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27 rebounds per game. The Eastern Washington Eagles have lost four straight road games.
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The Texas Longhorns look for a quick 3-0 start to the season with another home victory. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 79 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 32.4 percent shooting. Kendal Yancy is averaging 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while Tevin Mack is averaging 14 points and one assist. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Davis Jr. is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Longhorns are allowing 24.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Texas Longhorns have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Longhorns are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Longhorns last 6 overall and the over is 11-2-1 in Eagles last 14 Thursday games.
Texas has looked sharp out of the gate and gets to take advantage of yet another home game. Eastern Washington is a young team overall and is likely going to struggle with the crowd and the pressure of the Longhorns defense. This is likely going to be another blowout victory by the Texas Longhorns.