Penn State vs Texas: Preview & Picks 03/18/2023

Penn State vs Texas: Preview & Picks 03/18/2023

March 18, 2023



Game Preview

The 10th seed Penn State Nittany Lions will go head to head versus the 2nd seed Texas Longhorns in a second round contest for the Midwest Region in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. The Nittany Lions, who ended tied for 9th in the Big Ten Conference table, last advanced to the Sweet 16 all the way back in 2001. While the Longhorns, after finishing 2nd in the Big 12 leaderboards went on to win their conference tournament, thus becoming a heavy favorite to win it all this time around.
Tipoff is set to start at 7:45 pm Eastern Time at the Wells Fargo Arena.
Texas senior guard Marcus Carr has been the key piece for the squad after starting a total of 35 games this season. He currently averages 15.9 points, 4.1 assists, 3 rebounds and 1.7 steals per match. After consecutive 17+ point performances, and grabbing double digit scoring in a total of 31 games this year. Carr went absolutely ballistic with a season-high 41 points performance versus Texas A&M-Commerce on December 27th.
Beside Carr, senior guard Sir’Jabari Rice is coming off a 23 point performance with 6 rebounds and 3 assist in the 1st round win over Colgate. The New Mexico State trade player averages 12.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in a total of 35 games played.
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As for Penn State, senior guard Jalen Pickett is 1 of 3 Nittany Lions averaging double digit scoring consistently throughout the season. He has recorded double figure scoring in every one of his last 6 games coming off an incredible performance last Thursday over Texas A&M. In that match he recorded 19 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds.
Pickett’s supporting cast stars senior guard Seth Lundy, who has become another solid option for the Nittany Lions. He has scored 10 or more points in his last 5 games, including one double-double performance during that playing stint.
Looking at each team’s talent, we believe Texas has a star studded roster ready to go all the way, it will be incredibly hard for Penn State to sustain the offensive onslaught coming at them.

Penn State vs Texas Game Information

  • Date: 03/18/2023
  • Time: 07:45 PM ET
  • Location: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA.
  • How to Watch Penn State vs Texas : ESPN+
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Penn State vs Texas Betting Lines

Penn State is +200 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $200.On the other side, Texas is -240 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $42.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Penn State at a 33.33% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Texas has 70.59% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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