Texas-San Antonio vs. North Texas - 1/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (5-8) at Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (2-10)
College Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (UTSA Convocation Center)
The Line: Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Texas Mean Green and Texas San Antonio Roadrunners meet New Year’s Day at the UTSA Convocation Center.
The North Texas Mean Green look for a nice road win after splitting their last six games. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 71.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 47.9 percent shooting. J-Mychal Reese is averaging 14.3 points and 3.8 assists while Deckie Johnson is averaging 14.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Jeremy Combs is the third double-digit scorer and Ja'Michael Brown is dishing 2.9 assists. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 61.3 percent from the free throw line. North Texas is allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.8 turnovers per game. The North Texas Mean Green have lost six straight road games.
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The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners need a big win to climb out of a brutal 2-11 hole. The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners are averaging 69.6 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 88.5 points on 51.7 percent shooting. Ryan Bowie is averaging 18.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while J.R. Harris is averaging 11 points and 1.2 assists. Gino Littles is dishing 3.2 assists and George Matthews is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. Texas San Antonio is allowing 41.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.9 turnovers per game. The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Mean Green Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Roadrunners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Both of these teams are trash. However, North Texas has had far more success than UTSA and has more scoring depth. I would stay away from this game, but the Mean Green are the better team, so laying the bucket isn't that bad.