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Texas Longhorns vs Colgate Raiders Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – March 16, 2023

Texas Longhorns vs Colgate Raiders Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – March 16, 2023

The Texas Longhorns, fresh off a title win in the Big 12 tournament, will battle another conference champion on Thursday when they take on the Colgate Raiders of the Patriot League. Check out our preview of this Texas vs Colgate matchup in the 2023 March Madness. There are more college basketball previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets on the NCAA tournament once you’re ready.

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Betting Preview for the Texas Longhorns vs Colgate Raiders NCAA College Basketball Game on March 16 2023

Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When: Thursday, March 16, 2023, 8:00 PM ET

Line: Texas Longhorns (-13.5) vs. Colgate Raiders (+13.5) – view all 2023 NCAAB lines

TV Broadcast: CBS


Betting on the Texas Longhorns (-13.5)

Record: 26-8 Overall/12-6 Conference

Texas is coming in hot into the NCAA tournament, The Longhorns jus won the Big 12 tourney by destroying the reigning national champions Kansas Jayhawks last Saturday, 76-56. That’s a clear sign of just how ready Texas is for the upcoming war. Texas is an incredibly balanced team that is elite both offensively and defensively. The Longhorns are 18th in the nation per KenPom with 116.6 points per 100 possessions adjusted and 11th with 92.0 points per 100 possessions allowed adjusted. Given how much bad Colgate’s defense is (232nd in the nation with 107.7 AdjD), one can expect that the Longhorns are going to go off offensively on Thursday.

Texas is 5-0 against the spread in its last five games overall.

Betting on the Colgate Raiders (+13.5)

Record: 26-8 Overall/17-1 Conference

Colgate is the clear underdog in this upcoming showdown against the Longhorns, but the Raiders have serious momentum heading into the NCAA tournament. The Raiders have lost just once since the calendar changed to 2023. They went 17-1 straight-up in Patriot League play and finished the regular season with a conference-best +14.1 net rating. No other school in the Patriot League had a +6.9 or better net rating. Colgate’s strength is its offense which is averaging 78.2 points per game – 27th in the nation – and 113.0 points per 100 possessions adjusted – 44th overall. It is also worth mentioning that Colgate is No. 1 in Division I basketball with a 58.6 effective field goal percentage.

Colgate is 4-0 against the spread in its last four games.

Writer’s Prediction

Texas wins, 85-64.

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