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Texas vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 11/12/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (2-0) at Texas Longhorns (2-0)
Date & Time Monday November 12, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Texas Longhorns -20 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
Longhorn Network
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NCAA BB | Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (2-0) at Texas Longhorns (2-0)
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The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and Texas Longhorns meet Monday in college basketball action at the Frank Erwin Center.

The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks look for a statement road victory to build on their 2-0 start. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are averaging 84.5 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 59 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Daishon Smith is averaging 17 points and three rebounds while Travis Munnings is averaging 14.5 points and 4.5 assists. Michael Ertel is the third double-digit scorer and Jontray Harris is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are shooting 42.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have won four of their last six road games.

The Texas Longhorns also look for another victory to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 72 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Kerwin Roach II is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds while Dylan Osetkowski is averaging 10 points and nine rebounds. Jericho Sims is grabbing five rebounds and Elijah Mitrou-Long is dishing 3.5 assists. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 64 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Longhorns are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The Texas Longhorns have won six of their last eight home games.

The Warhawks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Longhorns are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Longhorns last 5 home games and the under is 5-2 in Warhawks last 7 overall.

The Texas Longhorns have had issues scoring in years past, and that seems to be the case so far this season, as they're shooting under 40 percent from the field, one of the worst shooting percentages in the country two games into the season. I don't care how good or bad the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are, I'm not laying this many points with a team that struggles to score. Texas usually plays these ugly, defensive style games that are closer than they should be. Give me the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks and the points.

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +20

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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