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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Point Total InsightsTexas 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 DataAgainst 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).
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Abilene Christian Betting DataAbilene 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%).
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