Texas Longhorns vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 12/19/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena is the location where the Stanford Cardinal (6-3) will meet the Texas Longhorns (7-2) on Sunday.
The Texas Longhorns stepped onto the hardwood against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and earned the victory with a final of 63-31 in their last game. Texas wrapped up the game with a 42.9% field goal percentage (21 of 49) and knocked down 6 out of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Longhorns converted 15 of 21 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they collected 35 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 11 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and earning 13 steals. Regarding defending, Texas allowed the other team to go 30.8% from the field on 12 out of 39 shooting. Arkansas-Pine Bluff earned 6 dimes and had 3 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Arkansas-Pine Bluff collected 20 rebounds (3 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Arkansas-Pine Bluff finished the contest at 20.0% when shooting free throws by converting 2 of their 10 attempts. They made 5 out of their 17 shots from three-point range. In relation to personal fouls, the Longhorns finished with 14 and Arkansas-Pine Bluff had 20 personal fouls.
Tre Mitchell is a guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He walked away with 14 points on 4 out of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 22 minutes played and pulled down 5 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the field and earned 1 assist.
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Texas will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 7-2 for the campaign. They turn it over 10.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 14.9 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Texas is grabbing 33.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 132 assists this season, which ranks 213th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Longhorns are shooting 36.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (63 of 175) and 75.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 73.2 points per game (152nd in the country) while going 48.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Longhorns are forcing 17.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.2 fouls. They give up 31.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 2nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (53.6). The Longhorns are allowing a field goal percentage of 40.5% (177 of 437) and they surrender 29.4 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 7th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 78 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Stanford Cardinal walked away with a victory by a final of 89-78 when they faced Dartmouth. The Cardinal were able to pull down 30 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 42 in this game. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 6 steals in this matchup. Dartmouth was called for 21 fouls in this game which took the Cardinal to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to make 13 of those for a percentage of 52.0%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Stanford buried 6 of 17 tries (35.3%). When the game finished, the Cardinal finished shooting 35 for 68 from the field which had them shooting 51.5%. The Cardinal permitted Dartmouth to knock down 28 of 61 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 45.9% for the matchup. They finished 45.5% from downtown by shooting 10 out of 22 and finished the contest at 12 of 14 at the free throw line (85.7%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Stanford allowed Dartmouth to grab 30 in all (4 offensive).
Brandon Angel ended up being a major contributor for the Cardinal for the matchup. He buried 7 of 7 for this game for a field goal rate of 100.0%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He tallied 18 points in his 25 mins on the court, but wasn't able to tally an assist.
Stanford has a win-loss mark of 6-3 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cardinal are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which ranks them 139th in the nation. Stanford has scored 648 points for the campaign (72.0 per game) and they collect 38.2 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.4 times per game (119th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per contest. The Cardinal are committing 17.2 fouls per game and they hit 64.8% from the charity stripe.
The Cardinal on defense are ranked 243rd in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 70.9. They have forced 12.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (314th in college hoops). The Stanford defense gives up 35.3% from downtown (77 of 218) and opponents are knocking down 67.3% of their free throw shots. They have given up 11.8 dimes and 28.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 135th and 11th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas
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