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Take Texas to Cover Big Line vs Texas State

The No. 16 Texas Longhorns will look to keep their undefeated streak at home alive when they host the Texas State Bobcats on Thursday. The Longhorns have gotten out to a hot start at 5-1, with their only loss coming against then-No. 5 UConn. They have a chance to continue that when the struggling Bobcats come to town. College basketball lines have Texas as a double-digit favorite yet again, but it should be a solid play to cover at home.

Texas State Turns it Around

The Bobcats picked up their third win of the season and stalled a two-game skid following a better offensive performance against UT Arlington.

Take Texas to Cover Big Line vs Texas State
Dylan Disu #1 of the Texas Longhorns reacts after his made basket against the Penn State Nittany Lions | Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

After Texas State averaged 57.5 points and a 41.3% shooting percentage in its prior two losses, it bounced back by scoring 73 points on 45.5% shooting against the Mavericks, led by 21 points from Jordan Mason.

However, Texas will bring a taller task than UT Arlington, and the last time the Bobcats played a team of its caliber, it didn’t go well either. They struggled against Oklahoma as well, scoring 54 points on 31.3% shooting.

Texas State will try to continue its offensive flow against the Longhorns, but that isn’t a likely NCAA basketball bet after its game against the Sooners.

Texas Lights Out at Home

The Longhorns bounced back from their first loss of the season with a double-digit victory over Wyoming behind another big game from its offense.

Though Texas scored just 71 points in its loss to UConn, it has scored 80 or more points in all of its other games, finishing with 86 points on a blistering 55.7% shooting from the field in its latest win.

The Longhorns also shot it well from deep at a 40% clip and their shooting has been nearly lights out overall at home. They have averaged a 54.9% shooting percentage from the field in their four home games.

Texas will look to continue their hot shooting at home, and with Texas State up next, it should be a strong pick in NCAA basketball predictions to do so.

Texas State vs Texas Game Information

  • Game: Texas State (3-4) vs Texas (5-1)
  • Location: Moody Center, Austin, TX
  • Day/Time: Thursday, Nov. 30, 9 p.m. ET
  • Texas State vs Texas Live Stream: TBS.com


Texas State vs Texas Best Bet

Texas will get one more light game in Texas State before it heads to Marquette for another ranked matchup. Although there’s no value in betting the moneyline with the sportsbook heavily favoring the Longhorns, bettors should look to NCAA basketball spreads, where Texas is favored by 19½.

Though it’s another big line, Texas has been lights out at home, with an average win margin of 24½ points and no signs of slowing down following its latest defeat of Wyoming. Texas State’s closest opponent to Texas has been Oklahoma, where the Bobcats were shut down and gave up 93 points as well.

With the Longhorns’ hot hand at home and Texas State’s struggles against tougher opponents, take Texas to cover the large line once more in your NCAA betting pick.



Texas State vs Texas Betting Lines


Questions Of The Day

Is there any moneyline value for the Texas Tech at Texas game?

Texas is a -2300 moneyline favorite in the game so there is no betting value.

Which team will lead at halftime, Texas State at Texas?

Texas will lead at halftime.

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