Northwestern vs. Texas - 11/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (3-0) at Northwestern Wildcats (2-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Longhorn Network
The Texas Longhorns and Northwestern Wildcats meet Monday night in a college basketball game at the Barclays Center.
The Texas Longhorns hope to build on their three-game winning streak with their best victory yet. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 81 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 33.5 percent shooting. Tevin Mack is averaging 16.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while Kendal Yancy is averaging 13.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Andrew Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Davis Jr. is grabbing six rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Longhorns are allowing 21.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game. The Texas Longhorns have lost three straight neutral site games.
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The Northwestern Wildcats look for a strong resume victory after a solid 2-1 start to the season. The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 82.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Vic Law is averaging 20.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while Bryant McIntosh is averaging 13.7 points and 5.3 assists. Scottie Lindsey is the third double-digit scorer and Isiah Brown is grabbing two rebounds. The Northwestern Wildcats are shooting 27 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Northwestern Wildcats are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Northwestern Wildcats have lost two of their last three neutral site games.
The Longhorns are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Wildcats are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Wildcats last 8 neutral site games and the under is 5-1-1 in Longhorns last 7 overall.
The Texas Longhorns have more depth than a Northwestern team that realies heavily on Law to do pretty much everything. Texas also has a pressure defense that's going to force Northwestern's role players to make plays. Have to side with Texas and the small line, as this seems to be the year the Longhorns can make a push for the NCAA Tournament.