Texas vs. Colgate Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round First Round

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Texas vs. Colgate Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round First Round

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 2 Texas Longhorns (26-8) and the No. 15 Colgate Raiders (26-8) will meet on Thursday to compete for a spot in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Texas is favored by 13 points in the opening round matchup, which begins at 7:25 PM on TBS. Here are the insights you need when filling out your bracket for this 2-15 matchup. The point total is set at 150.5 in the matchup.

Texas vs. Colgate Odds

  • Texas odds to win: -1058
  • Colgate odds to win: +679
  • Spread: Texas (-13)
  • Total: 150.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Time: 7:25 PM ET
  • TV: TBS
  • Where: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Arena

Who Will Win Texas vs. Colgate?

Texas and Colgate Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Texas has a 4-4 record against the spread this season when favored by 13 points or more.

Colgate is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least a 13-point underdog.

These two teams average 156.4 points per game combined, 5.9 more than the total of 150.5.

Texas and Colgate have seen their opponents average a combined 14.1 fewer points per game than the point total of 150.5 set in this matchup.

The average total Texas has had set in games this year is 5.3 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

Raiders games this season have averaged a total of 147.6 points, 2.9 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

The Longhorns have a 17-17-0 record against the spread this season.

The Raiders are 17-16-0 against the spread this year.

Texas Stats & Insights

Texas has a +354 scoring differential, topping opponents by 10.4 points per game. It is putting up 77.8 points per game to rank 42nd in college basketball and is allowing 67.4 per outing to rank 97th in college basketball.

Texas ranks 180th in college basketball at 31.8 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 31.2 its opponents average.

The Longhorns hit 7.1 three-pointers per game (212th in college basketball) at a 33.8% rate (199th in college basketball), compared to the 6.5 their opponents make while shooting 32.7% from deep.

Texas ranks 59th in college basketball with 98.6 points scored per 100 possessions, and 39th in college basketball defensively with 85.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Longhorns average 84.8 points per game when playing at home, compared to 69.4 points per game on the road, a difference of 15.4 points per contest.

Colgate Stats & Insights

Colgate is outscoring opponents by 9.6 points per game, with a +327 scoring differential overall. It puts up 78.6 points per game (31st in college basketball) and gives up 69 per contest (143rd in college basketball).

The 31.1 rebounds per game Colgate accumulates rank 228th in college basketball, 1.9 more than the 29.2 its opponents record.

Colgate connects on 8.3 three-pointers per game (74th in college basketball) at a 40.8% rate (first in college basketball), compared to the 7.6 its opponents make, shooting 35.2% from beyond the arc.

Colgate records 105.1 points per 100 possessions (fifth in college basketball), while conceding 92.3 points per 100 possessions (203rd in college basketball).

The Raiders are putting up more points at home (81.5 per game) than away (75.2).

Texas Key Players to Watch

The Longhorns leader in points and assists is Marcus Carr, who puts up 15.9 points per game to go with 4.1 assists.

Timmy Allen leads Texas in rebounding, grabbing 5.5 rebounds per game while also scoring 10.5 points a contest.

Carr makes more threes per game than any other member of the Longhorns, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.

The Texas steals leader is Carr, who averages 1.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Dylan Disu, who compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.

Colgate Key Players to Watch

The Raiders’ Tucker Richardson racks up enough points (13.8 per game) and assists (5.8 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.

Keegan Records grabs six rebounds per game (he also scores 13 points per game and adds 1.4 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Colgate rebounding leaderboard.

Oliver Lynch-Daniels is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Raiders, hitting 2.5 threes per game.

Richardson (2.1 steals per game) is the steal leader for Colgate while Records (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.

Texas vs. Colgate Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Texas (-13)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (150.5)

  • Prediction:
    Texas 80, Colgate 67

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.