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UCF to Cover Spread vs Texas

Texas is an 8½-point home favorite over UCF in the college basketball spreads. The over-under is set at 139 points. Let’s take a look at this Big 12 Conference showdown.

UCF vs Texas Game Information

1. Game: UCF (10-5, 1-2 Big 12) vs Texas (12-4, 1-2)
2. Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m. ET
3. Location: Moody Center, Austin, Texas
4. UCF vs Texas Live Stream: TBS.com

UCF to Cover Spread vs Texas
UCF to Cover Spread vs Texas


Texas hosts UCF as an 8½-point favorite in a Big 12 matchup. This game tips off from Austin, Texas, at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can stream the action on ESPN.

UCF vs Texas Odds and Spreads


  • Texas has struggled in the Las Vegas odds going 5-11 against the spread.
  • UCF is 8-7 against the spread this season.
  • The Longhorn are 9-1 at home.
  • The Knights are winless on the road going 0-2 this season.
  • Texas’ games have been evenly split between the over-under at eight apiece.
  • UCF is 1-3 as an underdog with their one victory coming against Kansas.
  • Both offenses are struggling with the Longhorns and Knights ranked outside the top 100.
  • UCF is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games following a loss.


Total Pick: Under 139 Points

Both these teams are struggling to put up points. UCF’s defense is also solid, allowing just 64.7 points per game, which ranks No. 35 in the country.

We’re taking the under at our sportsbook.

Against the Spread Pick: UCF +8½

The Knights are showing some life since the team’s blowout loss to Kansas State. UCF upset Kansas and hung with BYU.

Now, the real challenge of the Big 12 schedule begins as the Knights hit the road. UCF faces Texas and Houston as the team looks to get their first road win of the season.

For Texas, the Longhorns are looking to bounce back after a disappointing loss to West Virginia. UCF’s length and defensive intensity should keep the Knights in this contest.

Bet online for UCF to cover the spread.

Moneyline Pick: Texas (-450) Squeaks Out Close Win

I laid out why fans should expect a close game, but ultimately Texas is the more talented team. It also does not help the Knights that the Longhorns are coming off a loss. Texas is going to be hungry to bounce back

Best Prop Bet: Texas Team Total Under 74 (-115)

We’re trusting UCF’s defense to have some level of success against Texas. Let’s take the under on Texas’ team total in the college basketball spreads.


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UCF vs Texas Prediction

Texas 70, UCF 64



Questions Of The Day

Which team has the best value for an against-the-spread bet?

We like UCF to cover the spread against Texas.

Which team's defensive strategy might impact the final score?

The Knights have a top-35 defense in the country. UCF’s defense makes the under a strong play in this matchup.

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