Texas vs. Colorado - 11/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (3-1) at Texas Longhorns (3-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns +2.5 -- Over/Under: 145 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Texas Longhorns and Colorado Buffaloes will face off at the Barclays Center this Tuesday afternoon in the Legends Classic.
The Texas Longhorns fell to 3-1 on the season after they were defeated by the Northwestern Wildcats, 77-58, last night. Texas struggled offensively and was down by double-digits for the majority of the 2nd half. Texas shot just 37.3% from the field while allowing the Wildcats to shoot 48.2% from the field. Leading the way for the Longhorns was Tevin Mack who had 18 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, and a block from off the bench. On the season, Texas is averaging 75.0 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field and 31.1% shooting from beyond the arc. On the season, the Longhorns have been led by Tevin Mack (17.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Andrew Jones (12.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.3 apg), Kendal Yancy (11.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.3 spg), and Eric Davis Jr. (10.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.0 apg). Defensively, Texas is allowing their opponents to average 65.3 ppg.
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The Colorado Buffaloes dropped to 3-1 on the season after being defeated by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 89-83, last night. Colorado fell down by a 50-35 margin at halftime and although they cut the deficit to four points late in regulation, the Buffaloes couldn’t get any closer. Colorado shot 42.0% from the field and 31.8% (7-22) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Buffaloes was Derrick White who had 20 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks. On the season, Colorado is averaging 82.0 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field and 36.6% from beyond the arc. The Buffaloes have been led by Xavier Johnson (14.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.3 apg), Derrick White (14.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.8 apg), George King (11.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg), Josh Fortune (10.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.3 spg). Defensively, Colorado is allowing their opponents to average 66.8 ppg.
The Longhorns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss however, are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. The Buffaloes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Colorado is a talented team however led by George King and Xavier Johnson, however, the Buffaloes are missing a big piece of their team in point-guard Dominique Collier. Texas was outstanding defensively in their first three-games however, struggled to create turnovers against the Wildcats. Texas lost a lot of talent from last year’s team however, Shaka Smart is one of the best coaches in the game and as I think the Longhorns defense will give the Buffaloes trouble without Collier, I'm taking the Longhorns and the points.