Florida Atlantic vs. North Texas - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (11-13) at Florida Atlantic Owls (8-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (FAU Arena)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls and the North Texas Mean Green face off on Thursday at FAU Arena in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 8-15 this season and they have lost their last seven games. FAU is averaging 62 points and they are shooting 40.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.9 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. Marquan Botley leads the Owls averaging 13.4 points per game. Solomon Poole is averaging 12.7 points, Jackson Trapp is averaging 11 points, and Justin Raffington is averaging 9.8 points and 7.9 rebounds. FAU is 6-4 at home and 1-11 in CUSA.
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The North Texas Mean Green are 11-13 this season and they have won their last two games. UNT is averaging 64.8 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Jordan Williams leads the Mean Green averaging 15.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Jeremy Combs is averaging 9.6 points and 6.8 rebounds, Colin Voss is averaging 8.5 points and 5.9 rebounds, and T.J. Taylor is averaging 7.8 points. North Texas is 1-8 on the road and 5-7 in Conference USA.
Florida Atlantic is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, 4-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 5-14 against the spread in CUSA games. North Texas is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 9-20 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
North Texas is the better team and getting points making them the pick here.