Middle Tennessee vs. North Texas - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (7-11) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (12-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Texas Mean Green and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders meet Thursday night at the Murphy Athletic Center.
The North Texas Mean Green look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 77.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jeremy Combs is averaging 15 points and 10.4 rebounds while Deckie Johnson is averaging 14.6 points and 2.1 assists. J-Mychal Reese is the third double-digit scorer and Ja'Michael Brown is dishing 2.8 assists. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 59.8 percent from beyond the arc. North Texas is allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The North Texas Mean Green have lost 11 of their last 14 road games.
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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 71.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 41 percent shooting. Giddy Potts is averaging 15.8 points and 6.2 rebounds while Darnell Harris is averaging 13.6 points and 1.5 assists. Reggie Upshaw is dishing 1.9 assists and Perrin Buford is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. Middle Tennessee is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have won 13 of their last 16 home games.
The Mean Green Eagles are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Blue Raiders are 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Middle Tennessee is a great defensive team that has proven itself on its home court. North Texas has been all over the place this season and has many blowout losses under its belt. Hard not to side with the Blue Raiders in this contest.