Fifth-ranked Texas travels to Boulder and enjoys favorable college basketball odds ( – 6 point spread ) against Colorado. The Big 12 is probably the second toughest conference in the nation after the Big East. The Big 12 boasts four top 25 teams which are #2 Kansas, #5 Texas, #17 Texas A&M and #21 Missouri. (The Big East has eight top 25 teams.)
Texas considered is considered one of the best teams in the country and the city of Austin is expecting the Longhorns to make a deep run in this year’s NCAA tournament. They have an outside shot of being a number one seed. The Longhorns play two of their final three games on the road.
College Basketball Odds: Texas Longhorns ( - 6 )
While Kansas (26-2, 11-2) is ranked No. 2 in most polls, Texas has a one game lead over the Jayhawks with a 12-1 record in conference play (24-4 overall). The Longhorns have won seven straight against the Buffaloes. They could have improved their national standings but the Horns suffered a 70-67 loss to Nebraska last Saturday. How strong is Texas defensively? The 70 points Nebraska scored was the most allowed by the Horns all year.
Texas bounced back with a 76-53 win over Iowa State on Tuesday. Against the Cyclones, Texas held their opponent to 27.8 percent shooting in the second half. Colorado is one of the highest scoring teams in the nation, averaging 79 points while allowing 72.3 points on defense. The Longhorns score 75.4 points while holding opponents to only 59.6 points.
Colorado is 13-2 at home while the Longhorns have gone 6-2 on the road this year. The Buffaloes will need to clamp down on defense after giving up 47 points in the second half in a recent game against the Texas Tech Raiders.
Texas guard-forward Jordan Hamilton is one of the best players in the nation and has a NBA career ahead of him. Hamilton contributes 18.8 points while grabbing 7.5 rebounds per game. He is joined by forward Tristan Thompson who scores 12.7 points along with 7.5 rebounds. Texas’ college basketball odds are pegged at – 6 (point spread).