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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Texas Longhorns 3/18/2023 Picks, Tips and Predictions

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Texas Longhorns 3/18/2023 Picks, Tips and Predictions

Men’s Basketball Championship – Midwest Region – 2nd Round

Get ready for an exciting showdown at Wells Fargo Arena this Saturday as the Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Texas Longhorns. The Nittany Lions are riding high after a dominant 17-point victory against the Texas A&M Aggies, and they’ll be looking to carry that momentum into this tough matchup against the Longhorns.

Andrew Funk was the standout player in Penn State’s previous game, putting up impressive stats with 27 points, 4 rebounds, and 34 minutes of playtime. If the Nittany Lions hope to overcome their formidable opponents, they’ll need Funk to deliver another outstanding performance. Penn State’s solid shooting percentages of 38.9% from beyond the arc and 73.7% from the free-throw line, coupled with their strong defensive effort of limiting opponents to just 34.7% from deep and grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game, will undoubtedly play a significant role in their game plan against Texas.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Penn State’s last 6 games played on a Saturday.
  • Penn State is 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games when playing as the underdog.
  • The Nittany Lions are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games played on a Saturday on the road.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Texas Longhorns 3/18/2023 Picks, Tips and Predictions

On the other side of the court, the Longhorns are coming off a commanding 20-point victory over the Colgate Raiders, led by Jabari Rice with 23 points and 6 rebounds in just 28 minutes of play. Texas will be relying on Rice to continue his impressive form, as well as their other top scorers Marcus Carr and Sir’Jabari Rice.

With an average of 78.8 points on 47.1% shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 42.7% shooting, the Longhorns will undoubtedly provide a tough challenge for the Nittany Lions. Texas is shooting 34.5% from beyond the arc and 74.9% from the free-throw line, while also limiting opponents to just 33.3% shooting from deep and grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. Expect an exhilarating matchup as both teams will be hungry for a win. Don’t miss out on the action as the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Texas Longhorns battle it out on the court this Saturday.

  • The total remained UNDER in 5 of Texas’ last 5 games played in March.
  • The Texas Longhorns are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games played on a Saturday.
  • The Longhorns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing as the favourite.

10 Penn State Nittany Lions vs 2 Texas Longhorns. The NCAAB pick for this match is the Texas Longhorns. The Longhorns are the favorites in this matchup, and the Nittany Lions will aim to cause an upset. Both teams boast top-tier offenses, making for an exciting game. Expect a high-scoring affair, with Texas predicted to win 73-68.

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:45 PM (EDT)

Location: Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa

Date: March 18, 2023, Saturday


NCAAB Odds: Texas Longhorns -5.5

NCAAB Totals: 139.5

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