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College Basketball Picks: Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Texas Longhorns

Jeff GrantContributor IDecember 2, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Texas Longhorns

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    Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

    The Texas Longhorns have won 45 consecutive home games versus unranked nonconference opponents, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks on Monday as they take on the Vanderbilt Commodores at the Frank Erwin Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Longhorns are eight-point favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total established in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this high-profile matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

Vanderbilt Commodores

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    The Vanderbilt Commodores have won back-to-back games, including a 77-68 victory over Loyola Marymount as six-point, neutral-site favorites a week ago.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Commodores are 3-3 against the spread as road underdogs of 6.5 to nine points over the last two-plus seasons.

Texas Longhorns

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    The Texas Longhorns have compiled a 214-30 straight-up record at the Erwin Center under head coach Rick Barnes, which includes a 72-69 victory over UTA as 15-point favorites last Friday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Longhorns are 11-13 against the spread versus nonconference opponents. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Texas Longhorns, as all 10 of their scholarship players have scored 10 or more points in a game this season.

    College Basketball Pick: Texas Longhorns -7.5

     

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