Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs. North Texas Mean Green - 12/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (2-4) at Texas-Arlington Mavericks (5-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm (College Park Center)
The Line: Texas-Arlington Mavericks -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Texas Mean Green will travel to play the UT-Arlington Mavericks in a non-conference game.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks are 5-2 and are coming off of a loss to Texas by a score of 80-73 in overtime. UT-Arlington was leading at the half, but wasn’t able to hang on for the win. Kevin Hervey led UT-Arlington with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Drew Charles added 12 points and 3 rebounds for UT-Arlington. UT-Arlington out rebounded by their opponent by a total of 46-33 and had 14 assists in their defeat. UT-Arlington is averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 68.3 points per game. UT-Arlington is also averaging 45.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Kevin Hervey is averaging 17.3 points per game and 10 rebounds per game. UT-Arlington is shooting 71.5% on free throws, 25.5% on three-pointers, and 38.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The North Texas Mean Green are 2-4 and are coming off of a loss Northern Iowa by a score of 93-70. North Texas led at the half, but was outscored 52-27 in the second half. J-Mychal Reese led North Texas with 19 points and 6 assists in this game. Jeremy Combs added 6 points and 8 rebounds for North Texas. North Texas was out rebounded by their opponent by a total of 33-22 and had 15 assists in their defeat. North Texas is averaging 83.5 points per game while giving up 79.5 points per game. North Texas is also averaging 38.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Jeremy Combs is averaging 15.5 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game. J-Mychal Reese is averaging 13.7 points per game and 3.7 assists per game. North Texas is shooting 64.4% on free throws, 36.3% on three pointers, and 50% on all field goal attempts.
North Texas is 0-5 ATS in their last games overall. North Texas is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The under is 5-1 in the North Texas last 6 games against the Sun Belt. UT-Arlington is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. The over is 4-1 in UT-Arlington’s last 5 home games.
UT-Arlington has been very impressive this season with wins over Ohio State and Memphis, and the narrow loss against the Texas. UT-Arlington has the rebounding advantage over North Texas and is the better overall team. I am picking UT-Arlington to win by a lot.