Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Longhorns versus the Cardinals? Tip off is at at 3:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN. The game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The Longhorns are favored in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 143.5 points.
TEXAS LONGHORNS VS LOUISVILLE CARDINALS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Louisville Cardinals +17
This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 3:30 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-66 in favor of the Cardinals.
- Not only will Louisville pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +17.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 141 points.
Do the Longhorns Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?
After defeating Rice 80-64 in their previous game, Texas now holds a perfect 3-0 record. In their last ten games on the road, which includes last year, Texas has gone 4-6. Heading into today’s game, Texas has a current against the spread (ATS) record of 1-2 for this season. Looking back at their previous ten games, including those from the last season, Texas has gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread.
Through three games, Texas has an over/under record of 1-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 144.3 points per game so far. In the Longhorns’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 83 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.
In their recent matchup, the Texas offense ended with 80 points against Rice. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 60.4% and made 10 threes. The top scorer for the Longhorns was Tyrese Hunter with 18 points, while Kadin Shedrick also chipped in with 15 points.
Currently, the Longhorns’ defense holds the 25th rank in the nation, allowing 59.7 points per game. Against Rice in their most recent game, the Texas defense gave up a total of 64 points while allowing Rice to hit 60% of their shots.
Are the Cardinals Ready for a Home Win?
The Louisville Cardinals, who are 2-1 overall, will face Texas in today’s game. In their past three games as underdogs, Louisville has a straight-up record of 0-3. Against the spread, Louisville has a current record of 1-2 this season. Taking into account their performance from the previous season, Louisville has gone 5-5 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
Up to this point, games involving Louisville have had an average of 147 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 146.8 points. Their over/under record is 2-1-0. Over the course of the last five games, the Cardinals’ games have averaged 72 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-2.
Louisville offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 61 points against Coppin State. In that game, they made 6/21 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 39.3%. The team’s top scorer is Mike James, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18, while Tre White also maintains a PPG average of 12.7 leading up to the game.
Currently, the Cardinals’ defense holds the 105th rank in the nation, allowing 71.7 points per game. Against Coppin State in their most recent game, the Louisville defense gave up a total of 41 points while allowing Coppin State to hit 39% of their shots.