UT Rio Grande Valley vs Texas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 26 (Longhorns Stampede Over Vaqueros)

Devon Platana
UT Rio Grande Valley vs. Texas prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
UT Rio Grande Valley vs. Texas prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Eric Gay
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UT Rio Grande Valley vs Texas Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (4-2, 0-2 Away) vs. No. 4 Texas Longhorns (4-0, 3-0 Home)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Venue: Gregory Gym — Austin, TX
Coverage: Longhorns Network

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Saturday, Nov. 26, including a Leon Black Classic clash between the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros and No. 4 Texas Longhorns.

UT Rio Grande Valley has some decent momentum, having now won back-to-back games after defeating Northern Arizona, 91-79, on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Texas also enters this game following a win over Northern Arizona, scoring a 73-48 win over the Lumberjacks just one day before the Vaqueros got theirs.

Can UT Rio Grande Valley surprise the world with an underdog Leon Black Classic win? Or will powerhouse Texas be too much to handle for the opposition?

UT Rio Grande Valley vs Texas Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: RGV: (+3500) | TEX: (-20000)
Spread: RGV: +33.5 (-110) | TEX: -33.5 (-110)
Total: 145.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Texas enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 145.5 points, which is fairly average compared to the rest of Saturday's projected totals.

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UT Rio Grande Valley vs Texas Prediction & Pick

Texas is the heavy favorite here and it shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The Longhorns have absolutely owned the Vaqueros over the years, winning each of the previous eight head-to-head meetings. That includes a dominant 88-58 performance in December 2021.

UT Rio Grande Valley's defense just hasn't been good enough to stop Texas in the past and that trend will continue this year. On top of the Vaqueros surrendering 71.7 PPG, they're also an abysmal 1-10 straight up in their last 11 road games. With the Longhorns winning 17 of their last 20 home outings and being the clear-cut better team, expect another dominant Texas victory.

Final Score Prediction: Texas: 87 | UT Rio Grande Valley: 52

UT Rio Grande Valley vs Texas Betting Trends

- UT Rio Grande Valley is 2-9-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games on Saturday.
- Texas is 5-0 straight up in its last five home games against UT Rio Grande Valley.
- The total has hit the over in five of UT Rio Grande Valley's last six games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Texas' last seven games against the WAC.

UT Rio Grande Valley vs Texas Best Bet

A 33.5-point spread is among the highest of the day, but I think that Texas can cover it. After all, the Longhorns have beaten the Vaqueros by an average margin of 39 points in the last four meetings. Texas has also won three of the previous eight meetings by at least 34 points and with the way things have been shaping up, look for the Longhorns to do it again.

Bet: Texas -33.5 (-110)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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