Colgate vs Texas Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/16/23

Texas Longhorns (26-8) vs Colgate Raiders (26-8)

Game Info: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 7:25 pm (Wells Fargo Arena)

Betting Odds: Texas Longhorns -13.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Longhorns and Colgate Raiders face off on Thursday in the round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. 

Texas Betting Preview

Texas comes into this game with a 26-8 record and they have gone 17-17 against the spread. In the last game against Kansas, Texas looked dominant giving up only 56 points and that led to the 20 point victory. Dylan Disu had a strong game finishing with 18 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Texas is averaging 77.9 points while their defense is giving up 67.4 points per game. Marcus Carr has been the top player for Texas so far this season averaging 15.9 points while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 36 percent from behind the three point line. 

Colgate Betting Preview’

Colgate comes into this game with a 26-8 and they have gone 17-16 against the spread. In the Patriot League final against Lafayette, Colgate scored 79 points, and that was enough to win by 18 points. Keegan Records had a strong game finishing with 21 points, six rebounds and three assists. There were dive different players that finished with at least 10 points. Colgate is averaging 87.3 points while their defense is giving up 69.3 points per game. Tucker Richardson has been the top player for Colgate averaging 13.9 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

Texas vs Colgate Trends

Texas is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games. The Longhorns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The under is 4-0 in the Longhorns last four games as a favorite. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Texas is no doubt the better team, and they are going to have no issue here. Texas in the last game gave up only 56 points to an elite Kansas team and their defense is going to lockdown again in this game. Colgate is going to really struggle to score here, and that will be the difference as Texas is going to get the job done. Back the Longhorns to win this game and cover the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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