Texas Longhorns vs. Abilene Christian Wildcats NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 20, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 11:03 PM

The No. 3 seed Texas Longhorns (19-7) are an 8.5-point favorite in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against the No. 14 seed Abilene Christian Wildcats (23-4) on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The contest starts at 9:50 PM ET on TRU. Here are insights into this East Region 3-14 matchup to help you fill out your bracket.

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Texas vs Abilene Christian Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
Texas-8.5-112-108139.5-113-107-413313

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Point Total Insights

  • Texas and its opponents have gone over the current 139.5 total in 18 of 26 games (69.2%) this season.
  • 2020-21 Abilene Christian games have gone over Saturday's over/under on 13 of 27 occasions (48.1%).
  • The two teams combine to average 152.8 points per game, 13.3 more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The Longhorns average 75.2 points per game, 14.7 more points than the 60.5 the Wildcats allow.
  • The Wildcats score 8.8 more points per game (77.6) than the Longhorns give up to opponents (68.8).
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    Texas Betting Data

  • Against the spread, Texas has been strong this season, posting a 14-10 record.
  • When favored by at least 8.5 points, the Longhorns have struggled to a 3-4 record ATS this season.
  • The Longhorns have combined with their opponents to go above the total in 4.2% of their games this season (1 of 24 contests).
  • Place a bet on the Texas Longhorns to win this matchup at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    Texas Leaders

    Longhorns Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Matt Coleman III2013.63.24.01.30.11.6
    Andrew Jones1612.93.92.40.80.01.9
    Courtney Ramey1711.73.83.60.90.11.7
    Kai Jones199.55.20.50.80.80.5
    Jericho Sims199.46.80.50.71.00.0

    Abilene Christian Betting Data

  • Abilene Christian has a 15-5 record against the spread, covering in 75% of their contests.
  • The Wildcats have fared well as an 8.5-point underdog, going 6-2 against the spread when they are at least 8.5-point underdogs.
  • In most of Wildcats games this year, the teams have not hit the over (0 out of 20 games, 0%).
  • Place a bet on the Abilene Christian Wildcats to win this matchup at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    Abilene Christian Leaders

    Wildcats Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Kolton Kohl1811.45.11.40.40.80.2
    Coryon Mason1711.42.32.20.90.21.1
    Joe Pleasant1710.85.41.50.80.20.9
    Clay Gayman158.33.50.91.00.71.2
    Airion Simmons186.24.21.10.80.20.6
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