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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Texas -8.5 -112 -108 139.5 -113 -107 -413 313

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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).
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    Texas Leaders

    Longhorns Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Matt Coleman III 20 13.6 3.2 4.0 1.3 0.1 1.6
    Andrew Jones 16 12.9 3.9 2.4 0.8 0.0 1.9
    Courtney Ramey 17 11.7 3.8 3.6 0.9 0.1 1.7
    Kai Jones 19 9.5 5.2 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.5
    Jericho Sims 19 9.4 6.8 0.5 0.7 1.0 0.0

    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%).
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    Abilene Christian Leaders

    Wildcats Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Kolton Kohl 18 11.4 5.1 1.4 0.4 0.8 0.2
    Coryon Mason 17 11.4 2.3 2.2 0.9 0.2 1.1
    Joe Pleasant 17 10.8 5.4 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.9
    Clay Gayman 15 8.3 3.5 0.9 1.0 0.7 1.2
    Airion Simmons 18 6.2 4.2 1.1 0.8 0.2 0.6
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