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Mavericks open as college hoops underdog vs Longhorns

Texas-Arlington MavericksTexas Longhorns
2-5November 29, 2013, 08:00 | Frank Erwin Center5-1

Frank Erwin Center will host Texas Longhorns vs. Texas-Arlington Mavericks action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Mavericks will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 2-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Longhorns are 3-0 ATS. Texas-Arlington is 3-2 against the total, while Texas is 1-2 versus the number.

View Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 15.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Longhorns at No. 121 and the Mavericks at No. 228 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Texas-Arlington was a 74-69 loser on the road against Eastern Michigan. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Texas-Arlington got 30 points from Brandon Edwards en route to a 74-69 loss at the hands of Texas-Arlington on Saturday at EMU Convocation Center.

In their last action, Texas was a 77-59 winner on the road against DePaul. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Texas got 19 points from Cameron Ridley en route to a 77-59 victory over DePaul on Tuesday at Sprint Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mavericks is ranked No. 121 in NCAA hoops at 37.57 per game. Contrast that with Texas’s No. 17 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas is the No. 162-ranked team in the country at 5.67 per game, while Texas-Arlington rates No. 22 at 8.86 per game.

Next up:
Texas-Arlington home to Dallas Baptist, Tuesday, December 3rd
Texas at Vanderbilt, Monday, December 2nd