Colgate vs Texas March Madness Predictions,Picks & Odds 3/16

Colgate vs Texas March Madness Predictions,Picks & Odds 3/16

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The first round of the NCAA Tournament is set to begin on March 16, 2023, and the Colgate Raiders will face off against the Texas Longhorns. With both teams boasting impressive records, this game is sure to be an exciting one. In this article, we'll take a closer look at each team's offense, shooting, defense, and rebounding to help you make the best picks for March Madness. We'll also examine the latest betting trends and public betting data to give you an edge when it comes to making your picks and parlays.

Colgate Raiders

Offense: The Colgate Raiders have a solid offense, ranking 27th in the country with an average of 78.2 points per game. They also have an impressive assist game, ranking third in the country with 18.3 assists per game.

Shooting: The Raiders are an excellent shooting team, ranking first in the country with an effective field goal percentage of 58.6% and a three-point percentage of 40.9%.

Defense: Colgate's defense is also impressive, allowing an average of only 69.2 points per game, which ranks 137th in the country.

Rebounding: The Raiders' rebounding game could use some work, as they rank 217th in the country with an average of 33.7 total rebounds per game.

Texas Longhorns

Offense: The Texas Longhorns' offense is just as impressive as Colgate's, ranking 30th in the country with an average of 77.9 points per game.

Shooting: However, Texas' shooting game is not as strong as Colgate's, ranking 64th in the country with an effective field goal percentage of 52.7% and a three-point percentage of 33.9%.

Defense: The Longhorns' defense is solid, allowing an average of only 67.4 points per game, which ranks 87th in the country.

Rebounding: Texas' rebounding game is slightly better than Colgate's, ranking 183rd in the country with an average of 34.3 total rebounds per game.

Injuries:

Both teams appear to be healthy heading into the tournament.

Betting Trends:

The Longhorns are currently favored to win by 13.5 points, with an over/under of 148 points.

Public Betting Data:

As of now, 68% of the public is betting on the Longhorns to cover the spread.

Prediction:

While both teams are strong, we believe that Texas has the edge in this matchup. They have a solid defense and a good enough offense to cover the spread. Our pick for this game is the Texas Longhorns to cover the spread of -13.5.

Pick: Texas (-13.5)
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