Texas vs Abilene Christian March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 20, 2021

The 14th-seeded Abilene Christian Wildcats (23-4) hit the court in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against the No. 3 seed Texas Longhorns (19-7) on Saturday. The matchup begins at 9:50 PM ET on TRU. Abilene Christian is a 9-point underdog in the game. Here’s what you need to know before filling out your brackets for this 3-14 matchup in the East Region.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Texas Betting Information

  • Texas has managed to cover the spread in less than half its games this season, amassing a record of 12-14 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 9 points, the Longhorns are 4-4 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • 16 of 26 Texas games this season (61.5%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Longhorns knocked off Oklahoma State 91-86 and covered the spread as 3-point favorites, while going over the 144.5 point total in their last outing on Saturday. Matt Coleman put up a team-high 30 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Texas Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Andrew Jones 25 14.6 4.6 2.2 1.0 0.1 2.0
Matt Coleman III 26 13.3 3.5 4.1 1.2 0.1 1.6
Courtney Ramey 25 12.6 3.3 4.0 0.9 0.1 1.9
Greg Brown III 25 9.6 6.4 0.4 0.6 1.0 1.2
Jericho Sims 25 9.2 7.1 0.6 0.7 1.0 0.0

Abilene Christian Betting Information

  • Abilene Christian has regularly covered the spread this season with a record ATS of 17-6.
  • As at least a 9-point underdog, the Wildcats tend to meet expectations with a 10-4 record against the spread.
  • Nine of the Wildcats 23 games (39.1%) this season have failed to hit the over on the point total.
  • The Wildcats defeated Nicholls State 79-45 in their last outing on Saturday. Joe Pleasant racked up a team-high 13 points to lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 6.5-point favorites, and the teams combined to go under the 145 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Abilene Christian Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kolton Kohl 26 12.3 4.6 1.5 0.4 1.0 0.2
Joe Pleasant 25 11.2 5.6 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.8
Coryon Mason 22 10.6 2.2 2.4 1.0 0.2 1.1
Clay Gayman 23 8.2 3.7 1.2 0.7 0.5 1.0
Airion Simmons 26 6.8 4.2 1.2 1.2 0.3 0.6

Total Facts

  • In Texas’ matchups this season, the Longhorns and their opponents have exceeded Saturday’s total of 139.5 points 18 times (69.2% of opportunities).
  • In 48.1% of Abilene Christian’s games this season (13 of 27), the total points scored was higher than Saturday’s 139.5-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 152.8 points per game, 13.3 points more than the total of 139.5 for this game.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 129.3 points per game, 10.2 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Longhorns have seen a 144 average over/under in their games this season, 4.5 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 1.4 points more than the average over/under in Wildcats games this season (138.1 points).

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