UT Rio Grande Vaqueros vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 11/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTRGV Vaqueros vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Gregory Gym in Austin, TX
Gregory Gym is the location where the Texas Longhorns (4-0) will attempt to defeat the UTRGV Vaqueros (4-2) on Saturday.
The UTRGV Vaqueros played Northern Arizona and took home the win by a score of 91-79 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Vaqueros finished with 17 while Northern Arizona finished the game with 26 personal fouls. They also converted 12 of their 31 tries from three-point range. Northern Arizona finished shooting 84.6% when shooting free throws by making 11 of 13 tries. Furthermore, Northern Arizona collected 22 rebounds (8 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Northern Arizona distributed 24 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. In regard to the defense, UT Rio Grande let their opponent shoot 45.2% from the floor on 28 of 62 shooting. They also doled out 16 assists for the contest in addition to forcing 17 turnovers and having 6 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 33 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Vaqueros made 31 of 35 shots for a percentage of 88.6%. UT Rio Grande finished having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (28 of 56) and made 4 out of their 16 shots from beyond the arc.
Will Johnston is someone who was a major factor for the matchup. He notched 20 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He played 25 minutes and also totaled 4 rebounds. He finished the contest at 62.5% from the field and also totaled 5 dimes.
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UT Rio Grande heads into this contest with a record of 4-2 for the year. They are giving up possession 16.2 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.5 fouls every game. As a unit, UT Rio Grande is pulling down 40.0 boards per contest and has totaled 107 dimes for the campaign, which is 19th in the nation in terms of passing. The Vaqueros are hitting 34.7% on 3-pointers (33 of 95) and 72.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 82.5 pts per contest (49th in D-1) while hitting 50.6% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Vaqueros are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 357th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 112 relinquished on the campaign. The Vaqueros are giving up a FG percentage of 40.3% (149 of 370) and they surrender 32.0 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 33.6% on 3-point shots and they are 240th in college hoops in points per game allowed (71.7).
When they last played, the Texas Longhorns went home victorious with a score of 73-48 when they faced Northern Arizona. The Longhorns collected 25 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 11 steals in the matchup. Northern Arizona had 13 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Longhorns to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a rate of 62.5%. In reference to 3-pointers, Texas converted 7 out of 24 tries (29.2%). Overall, the Longhorns went 28 for 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Longhorns allowed Northern Arizona to convert 17 of their 54 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.5% for this contest. They finished 17.6% from downtown by going 3 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). In reference to rebounding, Texas permitted Northern Arizona to grab 30 in all (8 offensive).
Marcus Carr ended up having an impact for the Longhorns in this matchup. He made 7 out of 13 in the matchup giving him a rate of 53.8%, and totaled 1 rebound. He scored 17 points in his 23 minutes of playing time and totaled 4 dimes for this contest.
Texas has a win-loss mark of 4-0 so far this season. The Longhorns are responsible for committing 16.5 personal fouls per game and they go 66.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.5 times per contest (82nd in college basketball) and they cough up possession 13.5 times per game. Texas has scored 320 points on the campaign (80.0 per contest) and they pull in 37.3 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Longhorns are shooting 51.7% from the floor, which is 13th in college basketball.
The Longhorns defensively are ranked 8th in D-1 in PPG given up with 52.5. They are able to force 20.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 35.0% from the field (11th in D-1). The Texas defense gives up 27.6% on shots from 3-point land (21 of 76) and opponents are knocking down 64.9% of their free throw attempts. They give up 8.8 assists and 34.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 26th and 168th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas
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