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Tennessee State Tigers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Texas Longhorns

The Texas Longhorns will try to cover the point spread at Frank Erwin Center on Monday when they get a visit from the Tennessee State Tigers in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Texas Longhorns as -20-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Tennessee State Tigers vs Texas Longhorns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tennessee State Tigers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Monday; they are 1-3 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Texas Longhorns are 3-4 ATS. Tennessee State Tigers are 3-1 on betting the total; Texas Longhorns are 2-4-1.

The Longhorns - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 173 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tennessee State is at No. 164.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 144 nationally ranked offense (75.3 points per game) against a Tennessee State Tigers defense that sits as the No. 73 at 67 PPG. The Texas Longhorns have been averaging 46.31% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (41.43% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Delano Spencer scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 64-54 to North Carolina A&T at Corbett Sports Center on Friday).

Texas got 22 points from Dylan Osetkowski en route to a 75-60 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Texas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee State at Purdue, Thursday, December 21st
Texas at Alabama, Friday, December 22nd