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#785 Baylor -5 vs.
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Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9:30pm EST
Husky Stadium, Seattle
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Washington Huskies vs. #16 Baylor Bears

Where: Alaska Airlines Center, Anchorage, AK

When: Friday, November 8, 9:30 PM. ET.

The Baylor Bears will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Washington Huskies in the Armed Forces Classic on Friday night.

Huskies Looking For The Upset

The Huskies lost five of their top six scorers last season, which was 80 percent of their offense, and aren’t expected to compete in the Pac-12 this season. Despite what the experts think, the Huskies will be trying to prove that their inexperience is a positive as they go for the upset win over the Bears on Friday night.

Washington was one of the best defensive teams in the country last season. With so many new faces in the lineup, their defense is not expected to be as good as it was last season. However, if they want to beat the Bears, they will need to play well on the defensive end to keep the Bears from going for 100 points again.

The Huskies are also expected to struggle on the offensive end, but the team got some good news last week when the NCAA announced that former Kentucky transfer Quade Green will be immediately eligible to play for the Huskies.

The Huskies will also be relying on Nahziah Carter, who is the most experienced player on the team. He averaged 8.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting last season and will be expected to be a significant contributor this year.

Bears Trying To Even Series With Huskies

Coming into this game, the Huskies and Bears have played each other three times, with the Huskies holding the 2-1 edge. The Bears will be trying to take advantage of the opportunity they have and even the series against the Huskies when they play on Friday.

Baylor looked impressive offensively in their first game, scoring 105 points against Central Arkansas. The team shot 56.3 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from three-point range, helping them get the easy win.

Jared Butler led the way for the Bears with 30 points and five assists. MaCio Teague added 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Devonte Bandoo finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Baylor also played well on the defensive end, holding the Bears to 61 points. They will be facing a more talented team in Washington, but they will be able to pick up the win if they continue playing well on the defensive end.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Bears are the pick here because they have played well against the spread when facing non-conference teams and are coming off an impressive display against Central Arkansas, defeating the Bears 105-61. The Huskies won 27 games last season, but this team isn’t as good as last year’s team after losing five of its six top scorers. With the team featuring a young team with only one player that averaged over 20 minutes a game last year, they won’t be a match for the Bears, who have a lot of experience and played well on both sides in their season-opening win.

Prediction: Baylor Bears

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Bears scored 105 points in their season opener and will likely go over 80 points again in this game because most of the players from last year’s Washington team, which was very good defensively, are no longer on the team and it will take the new players sometime before they start playing defense at that level. The Huskies lost a lot of key players, but they have some young talent that will be able to score on the Bears and they should score at least 70 points in this game, which will push the score over the total.

Prediction: Over

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Bears will cover the first-half spread in this game because they looked impressive in the first half of their season-opener scoring 53 points at the half. The Huskies will put up a fight but won’t score more than 35 points, making the Bears the best bet here.

Prediction: Baylor Bears

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The Bears should be able to score at least 40 points at the half against an inexperienced Huskies team that will go through some growing pains in the early minutes of their first game of the year. Despite their youth, the Huskies should be able to score 30 points at the half and push the score over the total.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.