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Texas Longhorns home to Texas State Bobcats in NCAA Basketball betting action

Texas State BobcatsTexas Longhorns
3-6December 14, 2013, 08:00 | Frank Erwin Center8-1

The Texas Longhorns will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Texas State Bobcats at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Longhorns are 4-2 ATS. Texas State is 2-4 on the totals; Texas is 2-4.

View Texas State Bobcats vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Texas in this one found them as -15.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Longhorns sit at No. 79 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bobcats sit at No. 121 on the same chart.

Texas was an 81-80 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Temple. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Longhorns got 16 points from Jonathan Holmes as Texas ran past Temple 81-80 on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas's No. 72-ranked offense, averaging 78.11 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 72 at 66.89 PPG. The Longhorns field goal percentage has averaged 44.42% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.34% per game.

Next up:
Texas State at Utah, Thursday, December 19th
Texas at North Carolina, Wednesday, December 18th