No. 7 Texas @ No. 23 Seton Hall
Current Records: Texas 6-1; Seton Hall 7-1
What to Know
The #7 Texas Longhorns have enjoyed the comforts of home their last five games, but now they must head out on the road. They will square off against the #23 Seton Hall Pirates at 6:30 p.m. ET Thursday at Prudential Center. After these two teams made easy work of their previous opponents, one of them is set up to suffer a discouraging change of fortune.
Texas made easy work of the UTRGV Vaqueros last week and carried off an 88-58 win. The Longhorns’ success was spearheaded by the efforts of forward Christian Bishop, who had 17 points, and forward Tre Mitchell, who had 13 points and five assists in addition to five rebounds.
Meanwhile, Seton Hall simply couldn’t be stopped on Saturday, as they easily beat the Nyack Warriors at home 113-67.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Texas is expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (4-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.
The wins brought Texas up to 6-1 and Seton Hall to 7-1. Two stats to keep an eye on: The Longhorns come into the game boasting the fourth fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 55.3. But the Pirates enter the matchup with 82.5 points per game on average, good for 28th best in college basketball. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Prudential Center — Newark, New Jersey
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $18.65
The Longhorns are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Pirates, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Longhorns as a 2-point favorite.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.