Colgate Raiders vs Texas Longhorns: Analysis & Predictions 3/16/2023

Colgate Raiders vs Texas Longhorns: Analysis & Predictions 3/16/2023

March 16, 2023



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The 2nd-seeded Texas Longhorns and the 15th-seeded Colgate Raiders will face off in the first round of the Midwest Region at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA. The game will take place at 7:25 PM EST and is part of an exciting day of first-round action in the NCAA Tournament. Colgate arrives at the tournament as the Patriot League champions and on a nine-game winning streak, while Texas comes in as the Big 12 Tournament champions after defeating Kansas in the finals.


Colgate is one of the hottest teams in the tournament, having won nine consecutive games and boasting a near-perfect season in the Patriot League. They won their third consecutive Patriot League Basketball Championship by defeating Lafayette 79-61, with Keegan Records leading the team with 21 points. Colgate is making their third consecutive appearance in the tournament and has tournament experience. The Raiders are an efficient team, scoring nearly 79 points per game, shooting 51% from the field, and 41% from beyond the arc. They are allowing 69 points per game and have a turnover margin of +2.1 on the season.


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Texas is also entering the tournament on a high note, having won the Big 12 Conference title and 26 games this season. They have a dominant backcourt and a ferocious defense, and Marcus Carr is expected to lead the team on both ends of the floor. The Longhorns have won 11 of their 18 games against tournament teams this season and have a margin of +4.5 turnovers per contest. They average just under 78 points per game and are holding their opponents to 67 points per game, with teams shooting 42% from the field overall and 33% from beyond the arc. Timmy Allen, who is questionable with a leg injury, could be a key absence for Texas as they look to advance in the tournament.


Colgate Raiders vs Texas Longhorns Game Information


  • Date: 03/16/2023
  • Time: 07:25 PM ET
  • Location: Wells Fargo Arena.
  • How to Watch Colgate vs Texas: ESPN2
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Colgate vs Texas Betting Lines


Texas is –1100 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $9.09. On the other side, Colgate is +700 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $700.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Texas at a 91.67% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Colgate has 12.50% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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