The Texas Longhorns (3-0) travel to face off against the Louisville Cardinals (2-1) on Sunday, November 19th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 3:30 ET.
Texas Longhorns vs Louisville Cardinals
The Texas Longhorns Are Coming Off A Win
With a 3-0 record, Texas will be playing their fourth game of the season. All three of their previous games have been played at their home arena. Looking at Texas’ ATS performance up to this point, they currently sit at 1-2. Taking into account their previous ten games, including those from last season, Texas has gone 6-3-1 against the spread.
So far, Texas’ games have averaged 144.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 148 points. The Longhorns’ last five games have culminated with an average of 83 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
The Louisville Cardinals Are Coming Off A Win
After three games, Louisville has a record of 2-1. In their last five home games, including last year, Louisville has gone 0-5. Prior to today’s game, Louisville has a 1-2 ATS record. Looking back at their last ten games, including the previous season, Louisville has gone 5-5 against the spread.
After three games, Louisville has an over/under record of 2-1-0, with their games averaging a combined 147 points per game so far. In the Cardinals’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 72 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.
Texas Offense Breakdown
In their most recent game, the Longhorns’ offense tallied 80 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 84.7 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Ithiel Horton, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.7, while Max Abmas also maintains a PPG average of 14.7 leading up to the game.
|Ithiel Horton (G)||14.7||2.7||2.3|
|Max Abmas (G)||14.7||3.7||4.0|
|Tyrese Hunter (G)||14.0||2.3||4.3|
Louisville Offense Breakdown
Compared to their season average of 75.3 points per game, Louisville struggled in their previous game. Against Coppin State, the Cardinals scored 61 points while finishing with 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.
|Mike James (G)||18.0||6.0||1.7|
|Tre White (G)||12.7||9.0||1.3|
|Skyy Clark (G)||11.0||2.7||2.3|
Texas Team Defense
This season, the Texas defense has been impressive, holding the 25th position in the country while permitting an average of 59.7 points per contest. The Texas defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 64 points and allowed Rice to connect on 10 threes.
Louisville Team Defense
The Cardinals’ defense is presently ranked 105th nationally, allowing an average of 71.7 points per contest. Louisville’s three-point defense is currently 66th in the country at 9.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.0% of their shots vs. Louisville.
Longhorns vs Cardinals Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Texas has an ATS record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 70 points per game.
- In their last three games at home, the Cardinals have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 63 points per game in these contests.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Cardinals have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
- Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Longhorns have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-2.
Coming in as the underdogs at +17, we have the Cardinals as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 143.5 and our model has the Longhorns and Cardinals finishing with a combined 141 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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