Looking to win big? The Mavericks and Longhorns face off at 2:00 ET on LHN. The Longhorns are hosting the game at Moody Center in Austin, TX. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 145.5 points, with the Longhorns being the favored team playing at home against the Mavericks.


The Pick: UT Arlington Mavericks +18.5

This game will be played at Moody Center at 2:00 ET on Monday, January 1st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Longhorns.
  • Even though we have Texas winning straight-up, we like UT Arlington at +18.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Mavericks Have What it Takes in Austin?

The Mavericks come into today's game with a 6-6 record, having just lost to North Texas (78-52). In their previous ten road games, including last year, UT Arlington went 2-8. Heading into their game against Texas, UT Arlington holds a 7-3 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, UT Arlington is 3-1 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, UT Arlington has an over/under record of 7-3-0, with their games averaging 147.9 points per game on average. The Mavericks have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 140 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the UT Arlington offense ended with 52 points against North Texas. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 30% and made 3 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Shemar Wilson with 20 points. Akili Vining also added 9 points for the Mavericks.

So far, the Mavericks' defense is ranked 175th in the country at 72.7 points per contest. UT Arlington's three-point defense is currently 98th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.6% of their shots vs. UT Arlington.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Longhorns?

Texas comes into this game with a 10-2 record, as they play their 13th game of the season. So far this season, all of Texas' games have been played on the road. As of now, Texas holds a 4-8 record against the spread heading into today's game. In their last ten games this season, Texas is 2-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Texas' games have averaged 143.7 points per game with the average over/under line being 147.5 points. Over the course of the last five games, the Longhorns' games have averaged 138 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-4.

Compared to their season average of 79.2 points per game, Texas struggled in their previous game. Against UNCG, the Longhorns scored 72 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.2%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Max Abmas who comes into today's matchup averaging 17.1. Tyrese Hunter also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.7.

At this time, the Longhorns' defense is positioned 42nd in the country, permitting 64.5 points per game. Against UNCG in their most recent game, the Texas defense gave up a total of 37 points while allowing UNCG to hit 47% of their shots.