Texas State Bobcats vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
TV: Longhorn Network
Odds/Point Spread: Texas State (+20)
The Texas State Bobcats (3-1) head to Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Texas Longhorns (4-1). Texas State opens this matchup as 20-point underdogs. The total opens at 132.5.
Texas State enters this game with a win-loss record of 3-1 for the campaign. The Bobcats are shooting 38.9% on 3-pointers (21 of 54) and 68.7% from the free throw line. They average 74.0 points per contest (160th in the nation) while shooting 47.4% from the field. They are turning it over 11.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Texas State is pulling in 36.0 boards per game and has tallied 55 dimes this year, which is 109th in the nation in terms of passing. On defense, the Bobcats have forced 16.3 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 181st in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 47 conceded for the year. The Bobcats defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.1% (86 of 220) and they surrender 35.0 boards per game as a team. They concede 32.0% on shots from downtown while they are 77th in college basketball in points per game allowed (63.5).
The Texas State Bobcats played the Incarnate Word Cardinals and walked away with a win by a score of 72-64 in their last game. Texas State ended the contest having earned a 48.3% field goal percentage (28 of 58) and made 6 of their 15 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Bobcats made 10 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 62.5%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they earned a total of 32 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 16 dimes in this matchup in addition to earning 4 steals and 7 blocked shots. In regard to defense, Texas State let their opponent shoot 48.3% from the floor on 28 out of 58. Incarnate Word earned 13 assists and 3 steals in this game. In addition, the Cardinals totaled 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Incarnate Word finished shooting 70.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 7 of their 10 shots. They converted 9 out of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Mason Harrell is a player who was pivotal for this game. He left the arena with 10 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He played 35 minutes and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Harrell ended up going 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 5 assists. One more player that saw the court a lot in the matchup for the Bobcats was Shelby Adams. He totaled 5 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 6-of-10 (15 points). In all, Adams saw the court for 33 min.
Texas has a record of 4-1 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Longhorns are connecting on 46.0% from the field, which ranks 170th in the nation. Texas has accumulated 368 pts so far this season (73.6 per contest) and they pull in 39.6 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.2 times per contest (178th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per game. The Longhorns commit 24.0 personal fouls every game and they go 68.0% from the charity stripe. The Longhorns on the defensive end are ranked 58th in college basketball in points given up per game with 62.0. They have conceded 7.0 assists and 34.8 rebounds per contest, which is 12th and 127th in D-1. The Texas defense allows 23.1% on 3-point attempts (18 of 78) and opponents are making 65.2% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 11.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 37.5% from the field (53rd in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the Texas Longhorns went home defeated by a final of 68-64 when they played the Villanova Wildcats. The Longhorns were able to collect 25 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the matchup. They rejected 3 tries while recording 5 steals for the game. The Wildcats were called for 14 personal fouls for this contest which took the Longhorns to the free throw line for a total of 6 attempts. They were able to knock down 3 of the free throws for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about shots from distance, Texas made 7 out of 22 tries (31.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Longhorns finished 27 for 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.0%. The Longhorns permitted the Wildcats to make 24 out of their 56 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.9% for the contest. They finished 31.6% from downtown by shooting 6 of 19 and ended up going 14 out of 19 at the free throw line (73.7%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Texas permitted Villanova to grab 30 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Courtney Ramey ended up being a factor for the Longhorns for the contest. He made 7 out of 11 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, which earned him 17 points. Ramey pulled down 3 boards in his 37 mins played and accounted for 2 dimes in the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Texas was Matt Coleman. He left the arena with 17 points in 37 minutes on the court via 7 of 15 from the floor in this matchup. Coleman wrapped this one up going 46.7% from the field in addition to contributing 3 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas State (+20)
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