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Texas vs Texas A&M-Commerce 12/27/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Texas A&M-Commerce Lions (4-9) vs. Texas Longhorns (10-1)
December 27, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Longhorns -30 / Texas A&M-Commerce Lions +30; Over/Under: +137.5
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The Texas A&M Commerce Lions and the Texas Longhorns meet in college basketball action from the Moody Center on Tuesday night.

The Texas A&M Commerce Lions will try to snap a five-game losing skid after a 62-52 loss to IUPUI last time out. Demarcus Demonia leads the Lions in scoring and rebounding with 14.8 PPG and 5.1 RPG while CJ Roberts also has 10.7 PPG with a team-high 2.3 APG to lead the Lions in assists as the only other double-digit scorer for the Lions so far this season. As a team, Texas A&M Commerce is averaging 68.5 PPG on 43.1% shooting from the field, 27.2% from three and 66.5% from the foul line this season.

The Texas Longhorns will try to add to their current four-game win streak after a 100-72 win over Louisiana last time out. Marcus Carr leads the Longhorns in scoring and assists with 15.7 PPG and 4.3 APG while Tyrese Hunter has 12.1 PPG with 3.9 RPG so far this season. Sir’Jabari Rice has 10.1 PPG with 3.5 RPG while Timmy Allen has 10 PPG and a team-high 6 RPG to lead the Longhorns in rebounding this season and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for the Longhorns. As a team, Texas is averaging 82.5 PPG on 49.4% shooting from the field, 32.7% from three and 69.1% from the foul line this season.

Texas A&M Commerce is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. Texas is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win.

I get the case to be made for an underdog like this in spots, and part of me wonders if the Longhorns have one eye looking ahead to their conference matchup with Oklahoma looming on New Year’s Eve. However, the Longhorns have done a good job against lesser competition for the better part of the season and I don’t really see that changing here as Texas A&M Commerce has been blown out against much less than what they’re up against here. I think this one’s wire-to-wire in favour of the Longhorns, so give me Texas in a rout.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Texas -30

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