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Texas Longhorns vs. Washington Huskies- 11/13/15College Basketball Pick, Odds, Prediction

Texas Longhorns (0-0) vs. Washington Huskies (0-0) College Basketball

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Arena)

The Line: Texas Longhorns -11 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Texas Longhorns and the Washington Huskies will open up their season at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.

 The Washington Huskies are coming off of a disappointing 16-15 season in which they won their first 11 games and failed to make the tournament. The Huskies lost 4 of their 5 top scorers from last season, which will make it even harder for them to bounce back. This year’s team will be lead by Senior Guard Andre Andrews who last season averaged 15.0 points per game and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 40% from the field and 37% from the 3-point line. The Huskies will need a lot of help from their younger players if they want to have a shot at a successful season. Washington will be tested early when they take on the Texas Longhorns.

Texas Longhorns vs. Washington Huskies- 11/13/15College Basketball Pick, Odds, Prediction

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 The Texas Longhorns are coming off of a solid 20-14 season where they were eliminated in the 2nd round of the tournament by the Butler Bulldogs. The Longhorns have made some changes this season with parting ways with head coach Rick Barnes and have hired Shaka Smart from VCU. The Longhorns leading scorer from last year Isaiah Taylor Is back after averaging 13.1 points per game and 4.6 assists while shooting 40% from the field. Cameron Ridley, Demarcus Holland, and Connor Lammert who are all returning will help Taylor out this year. The Longhorns will be tested early with a bout against the Washington Huskies.

 The Texas Longhorns are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last5 neutral site games. Texas is 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 non-conference games. Washington is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last 4 games vs. Big 12 opponents. The Huskies are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 Friday games. 

The Texas Longhorns will begin this year with a new head coach who knows how to win. Texas's leading scorer is back from last season along with a bunch of other players. Washington on the other hand lost 4 of their top 5. I can see this getting out of hand for the Huskies. Take the Longhorns to cover in Shaka Smart's debut.

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Texas -11

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