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Western Kentucky vs. North Texas - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Texas Mean Green (9-11) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (15-6)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)

The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The North Texas Mean Green and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Thursday at the E. A. Diddle Arena.

The North Texas Mean Green look to get closer to a .500 record by splitting their last six games. On the season, North Texas is averaging 63.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting and is allowing 68 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Jordan Williams is averaging 15.8 points and 2.3 assists while Jeremy Combs is averaging 10.2 points and 6.6 rebounds. Colin Voss is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Maurice Aniefiok is shooting 40 percent from the field. The North Texas Mean Green have six players averaging at least 5.9 points, and they’re shooting 61.9 percent from the line and 30.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, North Texas is allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.

Western Kentucky vs. North Texas - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have won five of their last six games and are chasing a C-USA crown. On the season, WKU is averaging 70.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting and is allowing 68.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting. T.J. Price is averaging 17.7 points and 3.7 assists while George Fant is averaging 13.8 points and 8.5 rebounds. Chris Harrison-Docks is the third player averaging double-digit points and Trency Jackson is dishing 2.7 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have six players averaging at last 5.2 points, and they’re shooting 66.5 percent from the line and 36.5 percent from deep. Defensively, WKU is allowing 30.8 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 66 or less points in eight of its last 11 games.

The Mean Green Eagles are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win. The Hilltoppers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Conference USA and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. 

North Texas has either won or loss by 11 or less points in six of its last seven games. While Western Kentucky is the obvious better team, the Mean green should be able to compete in this one. 

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North Texas Mean Green +12

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