Texas vs. Texas State - 12/13/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas State Bobcats (5-1) at Texas Longhorns (7-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Frank Erwin Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Longhorn Network
The Texas Longhorns and the Texas State Bobcats face off on Saturday in Austin at the Erwin Center in college basketball action.
The Texas Longhorns are 7-1 this season and they are ranked eighth in the nation. Texas is coming off of their first loss of the year losing by 12 points at Kentucky last Saturday. Texas is averaging 69.9 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 53.9 points and their opponents shoot 31.6 percent. Jonathan Holmes is averaging 12.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game to lead the Longhorns. Myles Turner is averaging 11.4 points and 6.9 rebounds, Demarcus Holland is averaging 8.4 points, and Javan Felix is averaging 8.3 points. Texas is 4-0 at home this season and they have looked like a team who can beat any team in the nation.
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The Texas State Bobcats are 5-1 this season and they have won their last three games in a row. Texas State is 1-1 on the road and they have played the 351st ranked schedule in the nation. Texas State is averaging 68.8 points and they are shooting 48 percent from the floor including 39.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 63.2 points and their opposition shoots 45.6 percent. Emani Gant leads the Bobcats averaging 16.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Cameron Naylor is averaging 9.0 points and 5.7 rebounds, D.J. Brown is averaging 8.3 points, and JaMarcus Weatherspoon is averaging 8.5 points. Texas State hasn’t played a team with a RPI better than 200.
Texas is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four Saturday games. Texas State is 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four non-conference games, and 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record.
This is just way too many point for a team that can shoot the three like Texas State so I will take the bundle of points and my chances.