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Texas vs Stanford 12/18/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Stanford Cardinal (4-6) vs. Texas Longhorns (8-1)
December 18, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Longhorns -10.5 / Stanford Cardinal +10.5; Over/Under: +133.5
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The Stanford Cardinal and the Texas Longhorns meet in college basketball action from the American Airlines Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Stanford Cardinal will look to build on an 85-40 win over Green Bay last time out. Spencer Jones leads the Cardinal in scoring with 11.7 PPG and 3.9 RPG as the only double-digit scorer for Stanford up to this point in the season while Maxime Reynaud has a team-high 5.5 RPG to lead Stanford in rebounding so far this season. Harrison Ingram also has 9.8 PPG with a team-high 2.9 APG to lead the Cardinal in assists while Michael Jones has 9.7 PPG. As a team, Stanford is averaging 68.1 PPG on 43.2% shooting from the field, 29.1% from three and 70.9% from the foul line this season.

The Texas Longhorns will try to build on their 87-81 OT win over Rice last time out. Marcus Carr leads the Longhorns in scoring and assists with 15.4 PPG and 4.2 APG while Tyrese Hunter has 12.8 PPG with 4 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Texas so far this season. Sir’Jabari Rice has 9.9 PPG with 3.4 RPG while Timmy Allen has a team-high 6.2 RPG to lead the Longhorns in rebounding this season. As a team, Texas is averaging 81.8 PPG on 49% shooting from the field, 29.8% from three and 66.3% from the foul line this season.

Stanford is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Texas is 1-6 ATS neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games following an ATS loss.

I get the case to be made across the board here, but I’m looking at the under here. Texas loves getting into the lane to score, but Stanford has a lot of size that’ll make it difficult for the Horns to find success inside while Texas is likely to generate a lot of turnovers with their pressure defense against the Cardinal offense. Neither team shoots the ball all that well from outside either and I think points will be hard to come by here. Give me the under.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 133.5

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