Buffaloes vs. Longhorns Prediction
The second-seeded Texas Longhorns are trying to salvage a disappointing season with a strong run in the NIT Tournament. Can Texas notch another win today when it hosts the fourth-seeded Colorado Buffaloes in the quarterfinals?
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Frank Erwin Center at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Longhorns are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 139 points. As of Wednesday morning, 66 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Colorado. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Buffaloes roll past Spartans
Colorado cruised to a 76-60 home win over Norfolk State Monday night in the second round of the NIT Tournament to improve to 23-12 on the season. The Buffaloes led 43-23 at halftime en route to the victory. Colorado shot 27-of-54 from the floor, 6-of-19 from 3-point distance plus 16-of-21 at the free throw line. Tyler Bey paced the Buffaloes with 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also recorded nine records and nine assists. Evan Battey tallied 12 points, 10 boards, three assists and two blocked shots. D'Shawn Schwartz accounted for 11 points, two caroms and two assists. Daylen Kountz added 10 points and two rebounds off the bench.
Longhorns down Musketeers in OT
Texas secured a 78-76 home win in overtime Sunday over Xavier in the second round of the NIT Tournament. The Longhorns (18-16) were outscored 38-32 in the second half by the Musketeers, but proceeded to outscore the visitors 8-6 in the extra session. Texas shot 26-of-63 from the field, 11-of-23 from 3-point range plus 15-of-25 at the free throw line. Kerwin Roach II contributed a team-best 21 points off the bench on 6-of-13 shooting from the floor including 2-of-2 from 3-point line plus 7-of-15 at the charity stripe. He also had eight rebounds and six assists. Courtney Ramey accounted for 17 points, eight boards and three assists. Jase Febres also scored 17 points to go with four caroms and two dimes. Jericho Sims added 11 points, seven caroms and two blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Buffaloes are 4-0 ATS in their last four games versus the Big 12. Colorado is 15-36-1 ATS in its last 52 road games.
The Longhorns are 0-5 ATS in their last last five games. Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last five non-conference games.
The Longhorns were one of the unluckiest teams in the nation this season, losing a lot of close games against strong opponents. But they have seemingly turned a corner lately with a couple close wins in the NIT Tourney and now face a Colorado team that struggles on the road. Texas is a talented squad on the offensive end and should be able to score enough against what is a good but not overwhelming Buffaloes defense. Look for the Longhorns to win by enough to cover here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS LONGHORNS -6