Looking to win big? The Spartans and Longhorns face off at 8:00 ET on LHN. The Longhorns are hosting the game at Moody Center in Austin, TX. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 143.5 points, and the Longhorns are favored to win at home vs. the Spartans.

UNCG SPARTANS VS TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UNCG Spartans +14.5

This game will be played at Moody Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.

WHY BET THE UNCG SPARTANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Longhorns.
  • Even though we have Texas winning straight-up, we like UNCG at +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Are UNCG Ready for a Road Win?

UNCG is getting ready for their 13th game of the season, currently holding a 9-3 record. The Spartans will play their 7th road game of the year, having a 3-3 record, while they are 2-0 at home. UNCG has a subpar ATS record, sitting below .500 at 3-5. Over their last five games, the team has gone winless vs. the spread at 0-4.

UNCG’s games have, on average, featured 145 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-3-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.9 points so far. The Spartans have an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 154 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the UNCG offense tallied 63 points in a matchup against High Point. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.7%, and they made 9 threes. The top scorer for the Spartans was Kobe Langley with 14 points, while Keyshaun Langley also chipped in with 11 points.

At this time, the Spartans’ defense is positioned 123rd in the country, permitting 69.3 points per game. So far, the UNCG defense is giving up an average of 7.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.2 times per game (328th).

Can the Longhorns Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Texas enters today’s game against UNCG with a 9-2 overall record. In their previous ten home games, including those from last year, Texas has gone 8-2. As Texas enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 2-6. Over their last five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

In 11 games, Texas comes in with an over/under mark of 4-4-0, with their games averaging 147.6 points per game. The Longhorns have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 144 points per game.

The Texas offense is coming off a game where they scored 65 points against Marquette. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.7% and connected on 4 threes. Offensively, the Longhorns have a season long field goal percentage of 49%, which is 47th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 162nd in percentage and 214th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Longhorns’ defense is positioned 58th in the country, permitting 65.1 points per game. Against Marquette in their most recent game, the Texas defense gave up a total of 86 points while allowing Marquette to hit 50% of their shots.