Texas vs. Northwestern Pick
Will tonight’s Texas and Northwestern game be low-scoring when the two teams meet in the Legend’s Classic at 9:30PM ET tonight?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Longhorns are now just 2-point favorites versus the Wildcats after opening as a 4-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 142 and that’s where it currently sits at the majority of sports books.
TEXAS KEY TRENDS: The Longhorns are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games coming off a win and are 8-3 against the number in their last 11 games versus Big Ten opponents. They’ve also covered the number in 13 of their last 18 games dating back to last season but are just 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games.
NORTHWESTERN KEY TRENDS: The Wildcats are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall and are 6-2 at the betting window in their last eight non-conference games. But they’re just 2-5 against the number in their last seven games coming off a loss and are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games.
OUR PREDICTION: With both of these teams struggle to cover on neutral site floors, the under looks to be the best bet on the board. The under is 5-1-1 in Texas’ last seven games overall, is 4-1 in the Longhorns’ last five non-conference games and is 13-3-1 in their last 17 contests coming off a win. On the other side, the under has cashed in seven of the Wildcats’ last eight neutral site games. With Texas allowing 61.3 points per game and Northwestern holding opponents to 68.3 PPG, the combined score should fall comfortably under the total tonight.
MONDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: TEXAS/NORTHWESTERN UNDER 142