Penn State Nittany Lions vs Texas Longhorns 3/18/2023 – On Saturday evening, the Penn State Nittany Lions will be locking horns with the Texas Longhorns at Wells Fargo Arena to continue the NCAAB schedule for this season. The Penn State Nittany Lions are 23-13 on the scoreboard after defeating the Texas A&M Aggies. The Texas Longhorns continued their win streak by destroying the Colgate Raiders last time out, which bumped them up to 27-8 on the season. The NCAAB betting forum predicts the Texas Longhorns to win in this game.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Texas Longhorns 3/18/2023
|When:||Saturday, March 18, 7:45 PM ET|
|Where:||Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA|
|Nittany Lions||+5.5 (-110)||139 o(-110)||‘+195|
|Longhorns||-5.5 (-110)||139 u (-110)||-225|
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Penn State Nittany Lions
The Penn State Nittany Lions have won four games out of their last five played, the latest win coming against the Texas A&M Aggies with a final score of 78-59. The Lions are scoring an average of 72.4 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 46.5 percent. The Penn State offense in this college basketball season is being headed by Jalen Pickett who is scoring an average of 17.9 points in each game. On defense, the Lions are allowing their opponents to score an average of 59 points in every game played.
Players to watch: Jalen Pickett G (GP 36, MIN 36.5, PTS 17.9, REB 7.3, AST 6.7, STL 0.9, BLK 0.5, TO 2.1, FG% 51.1, FT% 77.4, 3P% 38.5, Seth Lundy G (GP 35, MIN 31.7, PTS 14.3, REB 6.2, AST 0.9, STL 0.7, BLK 0.6, TO 0.9, FG% 44.8, FT% 80.6, 3P% 40.2, Andrew Funk G (GP 36, MIN 34.4, PTS 12.5, REB 3, AST 1.1, STL 0.6, BLK 0.1, TO 0.9, FG% 44.8, FT% 86.7, 3P% 42.
The Texas Longhorns have been winning straight games for quite some time, and are coming here after winning against the Colgate Raiders 81-61. The Longhorns are putting up an average of 77.9 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 47 percent. The Texas offense this season is being led by Marcus Carr who is dunking an average of 15.9 points in each game, along with 4.1 helpers per matchup. Defense-wise, the Longhorns are allowing opponents to score an average of 61 points in every game played.
Players to watch: Marcus Carr G (GP 35, MIN 33.7, PTS 15.9, REB 3, AST 4.1, STL 1.7, BLK 0.1, TO 1.6, FG% 43, FT% 77.3, 3P% 36.8, Sir’Jabari Rice G (GP 35, MIN 25.2, PTS 12.9, REB 3.7, AST 2.1, STL 0.9, BLK 0.4, TO 1.6, FG% 46, FT% 87.4, 3P% 37.2, Timmy Allen F (GP 32, MIN 27.9, PTS 10.3, REB 5.4, AST 3.6, STL 0.9, BLK 0.5, TO 2.1, FG% 48.2, FT% 69.8, 3P% 11.1.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Texas Longhorns Betting Numbers
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Nittany Lions are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Penn State are 12-1 ATS in their last 13 games played in March.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State’s last 6 games played on a Saturday.
Penn State are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games when playing as the underdog.
Penn State are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games played on a Saturday when playing on the road.
Texas are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’ last 6 games.
Texas are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’ last 5 games played in March.
Texas are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games played on a Saturday.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Texas Longhorns Betting Picks
This is definitely going to be an interesting matchup with two strong teams. The Lions are slightly weaker in offense and will stumble in this game. The Texas Longhorns are favorites to win in this game as per the college basketball betting guide.
Moneyline: +195 is the ML set for the Lions in this game and the ML set for the Longhorns is -225.
Spread: A spread of +5.5 (-110) is out for the Lions and a spread of -5.5 (-110) is out for the Longhorns.
Totals: 139 o(-110) will go over for the Lions and the same will go under for the Longhorns.
Score Prediction: 73-69 Longhorns win.