Texas vs Sam Houston State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20

Texas vs Sam Houston State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20 Photo by Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Houston State Bearkats (3-4) at Texas Longhorns (5-1)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Frank Erwin Special Events Center)

The Line: Texas Longhorns -28 -- Over/Under: 142 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Sam Houston State Bearkats and the Texas Longhorns meet in college basketball action from the Frank Erwin Special Event Center on Wednesday night.

The Sam Houston State Bearkats will look to bounce back after an 88-66 loss to LSU last time out. Demarkus Lampley led the Bearkats with 16 points on 6 of 15 shooting with a pair of threes while Zach Nutall added 13 points with a pair of threes as the only other double-digit scorer for Sam Houston State in the losing effort. Javion May had 9 points with 5 rebounds and a team-high 5 assists while Tristan Ikpe had 8 points with a team-high 6 rebounds. Nutall leads Sam Houston State in scoring with 21.1 points per game while Ikpe leads the Horns in rebounding with 5 rebounds per game and May leads Sam Houston State in assists with 3.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Sam Houston State is averaging 83 points on 46.1% shooting from the field, 31.8% from behind the arc and 64.6% from the foul line while allowing 73.7 points on 42.5% shooting from the field and 29% from 3-point range this season.

The Texas Longhorns will look to add to their 5-1 record after their big 12 opener was postponed following a 74-63 win over Texas State last time out. Greg Brown led the Horns with 18 points on7 of 14 shooting with 3 triples while Courtney Ramey added 11 points with a team-high 6 assists and Andrew Jones added 11 points with 6 rebounds to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Texas in the winning effort. Matt Coleman III added 5 points with 6 assists of his own while Jericho Sims had 8 points and a team-high 9 rebounds. Ramey leads Texas in scoring with an average of 14.7 points per game while Sims leads the Horns in rebounding with 6.8 rebounds per game and Coleman III has a team-high 4.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Texas is averaging 73.7 points on 45.6% shooting from the field, 33.1% from behind the arc and 70.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 60.5 points on 37.2% shooting from the field and 22.5% from 3-point range this season.

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Sam Houston State is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record. Texas is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games against a team with a losing road record while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 home games.

The points with the Bearkats are tempting, but the fact remains that while the Bearkats are 3-4, they’ve also failed to step up in any of those high-profile spots this season, getting beat up by LSU and Texas Tech. Texas has looked pretty good early on this year and I just think that with how well the Longhorns have been playing that this could be another spot when Sam Houston State falters. I’ll lay the points with LSU in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Texas -28

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