Texas Longhorns Odds
True fans of Texas Longhorns basketball know how good the program can be at its best—as evidenced by the team’s last couple of decades.
Once sports betting is legalized in Texas, bettors will see a team poised to earn March Madness bids and make plenty of noise in the Big 12. Below, see the latest University of Texas basketball odds, including for the next game.
Texas basketball point spreads
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Texas Longhorns NCAA Championship odds
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What is tonight’s Texas basketball point spread?
The most popular bet type with experienced NCAAB bettors is the point spread.
In many matchups that you’ll find on the best college basketball betting sites, one side is heavily favored. That sometimes means there is little to no value in betting the moneyline in such games. However, the point spread “evens the playing field” by assigning a mandatory winning margin to the favorite. If the favorite can’t cover that spread, the underdog wins.
You’ll find point spread betting is a focal point of many online sportsbooks, especially BetMGM. Competitive odds are just the beginning for BetMGM online sportsbook, which has a nice variety of point spread opportunities for NCAA basketball and other major sports.
Here’s what a point spread bet could look like at your sportsbook:
- Texas Longhorns -3.5 (-110)
- Oklahoma Sooners +3.5 (-110)
We can see at first glance that Texas is favored to win the game by at least four points. Any outcome below four points would mean bets on the underdog would pay out.
Both sides of this bet carry -110 odds, which means if you bet $55, you could get a payout of $105, which is your original stake plus $50 in winnings.
What is tonight’s Texas basketball moneyline?
The moneyline bet is the easiest to understand and the most straightforward of any bet type. Essentially, you are given two teams and must bet on the team you believe will win the game. Winning bets pay out based on the odds when the bet was placed and the amount wagered.
You’ll find many moneyline bets for every major sport at online Texas sportsbooks like FanDuel. On FanDuel, you can access moneyline bets anywhere within Texas state lines, thanks to the downloadable FanDuel sportsbook app.
Here’s an example of what a moneyline bet might look like at your sportsbook:
- Texas Longhorns -155
- Texas A&M Aggies +230
Negative odds, like those given to Texas above, tell us which team is the favorite. Those negative numbers also indicate how much we have to bet to win $100. So in the above example, the Longhorns’ -155 odds would pay a $155 winning bet for a total of $255, which is the original stake plus the $100 in profit.
What is tonight’s Texas Longhorns totals bet?
Also known as over/unders, totals bets don’t require you to pick which team will win the game. Instead, you focus on the combined final scores.
Oddsmakers predict that combined total, and you choose (based on your research) if the teams will score over or under that threshold.
Over/under bets are a regular part of every sportsbook, especially more established ones like DraftKings. The over/under has proven popular with DK, which means it tends to provide very competitive odds compared to its competition.
Here’s an example of a possible totals bet on the DraftKings betting app:
- Over 138.5 (-110)
- Under 138.5 (-110)
Both sides of the bet have odds set at -110, so your potential payout stays the same no matter your choice. In this example, the two teams will have to combine for 139 points or higher for the over to pay out. The under wins at 138 points or below.
Texas Longhorns prop bets
Prop bets are kind of like pizza. Everyone has an opinion of what makes a good one and what topping they want to see. The various Texas online sportsbooks aren’t equal regarding the number of prop bets available for NCAA basketball games.
If you discover you enjoy prop bets, we suggest you shop around the various Texas sportsbooks to find which one has a selection that meets your needs.
Take Caesars Sportsbook as an example. It’s been in the business since its days of operating solely in Las Vegas. Now that Caesars has grown outside of the former betting capital of the US, its props are still extremely robust.
Prop bets will range from very serious to extremely lighthearted and anywhere in between. Here’s an example of one such possible prop bet you could encounter:
- Will the Texas Longhorns basketball team have over/under 10 three-point field goals in the game? Yes (-155) or No (+225)
Some prop bets will be over/unders. Others will be player- or team-specific. Conceptually, prop bet options are nearly limitless. In reality, it’s all up to what the sportsbook wants to offer.
Texas Longhorns basketball coaching staff
A strong bench of coaches can be the difference between a run to the NCAA Tournament or watching March Madness unfold without the Texas Longhorns getting an invitation.
Below, we look at the current coaching staff. Then, we have a list of all of the head coaches who have come and gone in the lifetime of Longhorns basketball.
- Head coach: Chris Beard
- Associate head coach: Rodney Terry
- Assistant coach: Brandon Chappell
- Assistant coach: Bob Donewald Jr.
Here is a list of the head coaches who have led the program at Texas:
- Chris Beard (2021-current)
- Shaka Smart (2015-2021)
- Rick Barnes (1998-2015)
- Tom Penders (1988-1998)
- Bob Weltlich (1982-1988)
- Abe Lemons (1976-1982)
- Leon Black (1967-1976)
- Harold Bradley (1959-1967)
- Marshall Hughes (1956-1959)
- Thurman Hull (1951-1956)
- Jack Gray (1936-1942, 1945-1951)
- Bully Gilstrap (1942-1945)
- Marty Karow (1934-1936)
- Ed Olle (1931-1934)
- Fred Walker (1927-1931)
- Doc Stewart (1923-1927)
- Milton Romney (1922-1923)
- Theo Bellmont (1913-1915, 1920-1922)
- Berry Whitaker (1919-1920)
- Roy Henderson (1915-1916, 1917-1919)
- Eugene Van Gent (1916-1917)
- Carl Taylor (1912-1913)
- Burton Rix (1911-1912)
- W.E. Metzenthin (1908-1911)
- Magnus Mainland (1905-1907)
Where do the Texas Longhorns play their home games?
The Moody Center plays host to all Texas Longhorns men’s basketball home games.
- Address: 2001 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, Texas 78712
- Owner: University of Texas at Austin
- Operator: Oak View Group and University of Texas at Austin
- Capacity: 15,000
- Opened: April 20, 2022
- Construction cost: $375 million
- Other events: Texas Longhorns women’s basketball
How to watch and listen to Texas Longhorns basketball games
Want to watch or listen to some Texas Longhorns basketball games? You will find that they are available via multiple services, including television, streaming and radio.
First, you can find the games on these TV networks:
- Longhorn Network
- ESPN 2
Then, here are some streaming services where Longhorns games can be found:
- Sling TV
- Hulu Live TV
If you’d like to listen to games on the radio, you can listen at:
- KZQQ 1560 AM (Abilene)
- KTXX 104.9 FM (Austin)
- KOKE 99.3 FM (Austin)
- KGAS 104.3 FM (Carthage)
- KGAS 1590 AM (Carthage)
- KBDT 1160 AM (Dallas)
- KWRD 1470 AM (Henderson)
- KBME 790 AM (Houston)
- KMHT 1450 AM (Marshall)
- KOGT 1600 AM (Orange)
- KFYN 1420 AM (Paris)
- KFYN 104.3 FM (Paris)
- KKSA 1260 AM (San Angelo)
- KTKR 760 AM (San Antonio)
- KTKR 93.3 FM (San Antonio)
- KTEM 1400 AM (Temple)
- KLRK 1590 AM (Waco)
- KBHT 101.3 FM (Waco)
To find the broadcasted games via streaming services, you can go to:
- Sirius XM
A brief history of the Texas Longhorns basketball team
Founded in 1906, the Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team is one of the more notable programs in the state. Below we look at some of the key years in the history of the program.
- 2021: Texas wins the Big 12 Conference Tournament for the first time.
- 2010: Damion James sets the school record for career rebounds with 1,318.
- 2009: A.J. Abrams’ career comes to a close with the school record for most three-point field goals with 976.
- 2009: For the first time ever, the Longhorns peak at the No. 1 ranking in the AP Poll, a ranking they also earned in the Coaches Poll that year.
- 2009: Texas retires two basketball numbers: Slater Martin’s no. 15 and Kevin Durant’s no. 35
- 2008: Point guard D.J. Augustin is named a unanimous All-American.
- 2007: Kevin Durant becomes the first freshman ever to win any of the National Player of the Year Awards, taking all 10 plus a unanimous All-American selection.
- 2004: For the first time, the Longhorns retire a basketball number: T.J. Ford’s no. 11
- 2003: T.J. Ford wins the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award as a sophomore and is named a unanimous All-American.
- 2003: The Longhorns make it to the Final Four for the first time since 1947.
- 2000: Chris Mihm leaves Texas with the school record for blocks with 264.
- 2000: Center Chris Mihm becomes the Longhorns’ first unanimous All-American since 1935.
- 1999: For the first time since joining the conference, the Longhorns win the Big 12 Championship.
- 1995: Terrence Rencher ends his career with the most points in school history with a career total of 2,306 as well as the most career steals with 255.
- 1994: Texas wins the Southwest Conference tournament championship, which they would repeat in 1995.
- 1982: Slater Martin, a guard, becomes the only Longhorns men’s basketball player to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
- 1979: Johnny Moore ends his college basketball career at Texas with the school record for the most career assists with 714.
- 1947: The Longhorns make their second-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament Final Four.
- 1943: Texas goes to the Final Four for the first time.
- 1960: For the first time in school history, the Longhorns make it to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament.
- 1957: Raymond Downs becomes the second Longhorns player to be drafted into the NBA when he is selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the 44th overall pick.
- 1949: Slater Martin is the first Texas player to be called up to the NBA, going to the Minneapolis Lakers with the 35th selection that year.
- 1939: The Longhorns make their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and climb all the way to the Elite Eight.
- 1935: Guard Jack Gray is named a unanimous All-American.
- 1932: The Longhorns are ranked No. 1 in the postseason Premo-Porretta Power Poll.
- 1924: Abb Curtis, a guard, becomes the team’s first unanimous All-American selection.
- 1917: Texas and Texas A&M play one another for the first time.
- 1917: The Southwest Conference championship is claimed by the Longhorns, a title they would win 18 more times between 1919 and 1995.
- 1906: The University of Texas begins varsity intercollegiate men’s basketball.
Texas Longhorns Basketball FAQ
According to SeatGeek.com, the average price of a Longhorns men’s basketball game ticket is $24, though it can usually be found as low as $15.
No, but they have made three Final Four appearances in 1943, 1947 and 2003.
Rick Barnes, who coached UT from 1998-2015, has the most wins in school history with a 402-180 record.
The next closest is Tom Penders, who coached from 1988 to 1998 and compiled a 208-110 record.
As of summer 2022, the Texas Longhorns have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 36 times: 1939, 1943, 1947, 1960, 1963, 1972, 1974, 1979, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021 and 2022.
There have been six Longhorns named unanimous All-American selections: Abb Curtis (1924), Jack Gray (1935), Chris Mihm (2000), T.J. Ford (2003), Kevin Durant (2007) and D.J. Augustin (2008).
Fifty, according to Real GM. The first-ever was in 1949 when point guard Slater Martin was selected by the Minneapolis Lakers with the 35th overall pick.
There hasn’t been a No. 1 overall selection from Texas in the history of the NBA Draft, but there have been two No. 2 selections. In 2006, forward LaMarcus Aldridge was chosen second overall by the Chicago Bulls. The following year, Kevin Durant is selected by the Seattle Supersonics with the No. 2 pick.
Other top-10 selections include Tristan Thompson (2011, 4th overall, Cleveland Cavaliers), LaSalle Thompson (1982, 5th overall, Kansas City Kings), Mohamed Bamba (2018, 6th overall, Orlando Magic), Chris Mihm (2000, 7th overall, Chicago Bulls), Jaxson Hayes (2019, 8th overall, Atlanta Hawks), T.J. Ford (2003, 8th overall, Milwaukee Bucks), D.J. Augustin (2008, 9th overall, Charlotte Hornets) and Jay Arnette (1960, 9th overall, Cincinnati Royals).