Penn State vs. Texas Prediction & Odds

Penn State vs. Texas, 3/18/23 March Madness Betting Prediction & Odds

With a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line, will 2-seed Texas cover as a 5.5-point favorite against 10-seed Penn State at 7:45 p.m. ET on Saturday night?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

811 Penn State Nittany Lions (+5.5) at 812 Texas Longhorns (-5.5); o/u 139.5

7:45 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 18, 2023

Wells Fargo Arena (IA), Des Moines, IA

Penn State vs. Texas Public Betting Information

Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 53% of public bettors are currently backing Texas when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Texas Longhorns Notes

Timmy Allen had four points (1-2 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, five assists and one block in 20 minutes during Thursday's 81-61 win over Colgate. The senior forward rejoined the starting five Thursday after missing all three of Texas' games during the Big 12 tournament due to a leg issue. Allen was eased into action and played his fewest minutes since Jan. 28, but he'll likely play closer to his 27.8-minute average Saturday against Penn State.

Penn State vs. Texas CBB Betting Trends

Over is 4-0 in Nittany Lions last 4 Saturday games

Over is 15-7-1 in Nittany Lions last 23 overall

Over is 13-5 in Longhorns last 18 NCAA Tournament games

Under is 6-0 in Longhorns last 6 overall

Penn State vs. Texas CBB Prediction:

The Nittany Lions are 37-18-2 against the spread in their last 57 games overall, are 4-1 against the number in their last five NCAA tournament games and are 33-14-4 at the betting window in their last 51 neutral site games. As strong as Texas has been, the Longhorns have failed to cover in 11 of their last 13 NCAA Tournament games.


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