Texas A&M Aggies vs. North Texas Mean Green Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/31/13
North Texas Mean Green (7-5) at Texas A&M Aggies (8-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and the North Texas Mean Green face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Texas A&M Aggies have lost three of their last five games as they are starting to stumble as they head in SEC play. Texas A&M is 8-0 at home this season having played just the 273rd ranked schedule and they don’t have a win over a team with a RPI better than 100. Kourtney Roberson is averaging 12.8 points and 8.0 rebounds to lead the Aggies. Jamal Jones is averaging 10 points, Alex Caruso is averaging 9.2 points and 4.5 assists, and Jordan Green is averaging 9.0 points. Texas A&M is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 47.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.9 points and their opponents are shooting 37.2 percent. This looks like it might be a tough year for the Aggies.
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The North Texas Mean Green have won their last two games and that brings tem to a 7-5 record for the season. UNT is 1-2 on the road this season and they have played the 126th ranked schedule. Alzee Williams is averaging 14.8 points and 3.9 rebounds to lead the Mean Green. Jordan Williams is averaging 11.6 points and 6.6 rebounds, Chris Jones is averaging 9.1 points and 4.5 rebounds, and Vertrail Vaughns is averaging 8.5 points. North Texas is averaging 74.1 points and they are shooting 41.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 76.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Both of North Texas’ recent losses were by 30 points or more.
Texas A&M is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 3-7 against the spread against Conference USA, and 2-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record. North Texas is 6-13-1 against the spread in their last 20 road games, 2-6 against the spread against the SEC, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games following three or more home games. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
I just have trouble laying this kind of number with a team like Texas A&M who just hasn’t shown me anything.
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