At the onset of his arrival at Texas, head coach Shaka Smart was hailed as a program savior. After all, it was Smart that led Virginia Commonwealth to a Final Four berth and made them into a national brand. However Smart has found the going far tougher at Austin. Big 12 athletes are not always as compliant as those in the mid-majors. And Smart never had to encounter tough conference foes like Kansas when he was at VCU. So far Smart has the Longhorns on the cusp of a breakout year with College Basketball bets.
Texas Longhorns vs. Georgetown Hoyas
|Date and Time:||Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Madison Square Garden, New York|
|Texas Vs. Georgetown TV Coverage:||ESPN2|
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Texas Longhorns vs. Georgetown Hoyas Overview
In the same way, as Smart third-year Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has made methodical progress on his rebuild. The Hoyas are 2-1 straight up, but 0-3 against the spread with two under to start the year. Ewing had the difficult task of replacing the son of his famed Hall of Fame head coach John Thompson. Specifically, defense remains a challenge for Georgetown. To illuminate the Hoyas rank 281st in the country for points allowed. That was not the type of defense Ewing and company had when he won a national title as a player for Thompson.
Texas has an offshore bookmaker record of 4-0 straight up, 2-2 with the odds, and 1-3 under the total. Last time out was a 70-56 win over Prairie View as 26-point chalks. Matt Coleman III led all scorers with 17 points to go with four assists. Overall the Longhorns rank 245th for scoring offense, but a more impressive 23rd for points allowed. Smart is a highly likable coach that is popular with fans and players alike. This the patience he has received from the Texas brass.
Key Longhorns: G Matt Coleman (14.5 PTS, 4.5 REB, 4.3 AST, 55.9% FG, 86.7% FT, 58.3% 3P), G Andrew Jones (13.3, 2.8 REB, 50% FG, 66.7% FT, 39.1 3P), F Gerald Liddell (9.3 PTS, 5.0 REB, 55.6% FG, 50% FT, 50% 3P), F Jericho Sims (8.3 PTS, 7.3 REB, 65% FG, 77.8% FT)
Key Hoyas: C Omer Yurtseven (17.7 PTS, 12.3 REB, 2.0 BLK, 63.6% FG, 73% FT), G James Akinjo (12.7 PTS, 4.7 AST, 40% FG, 100% FG, 38.5% 3P), F Jamorko Pickett (7.7 PTS, 6.0 REB, 52.6% FG, 50% 3P)
Texas and Georgetown Against the Spread
The Longhorns Are:
- 7-4 against the spread in their last 11 away games
- 4-6 under the total away from home
The Hoyas Are:
- 3-5 against the spread in their last eight away matchups
- 9-4 over the total on the road
- Georgetown won and covered its only previous game vs. Texas
- The Hoyas and Longhorns went under in their only previous meeting
Texas Longhorns Vs. Georgetown Hoyas College Basketball Bets Picks
In this situation, the Texas defense should prove to be the advantage for College Basketball Bets. As mentioned earlier the Longhorns have shown good betting value on the road. While Georgetown continues to struggle to get the cash.
Texas vs. Georgetown College Basketball Bet Pick: Texas Longhorns
Texas vs. Georgetown College Basketball Bets Score Prediction: Texas 81, Georgetown 62