Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. North Texas Mean Green - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (11-16) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (20-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)
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The North Texas Mean Green will travel to play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in a C-USA game on Thursday.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 20-7 (9-5) and are coming off of a loss to UTEP by a score of 91-80. Louisiana Tech has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 4th in the C-USA standings. Louisiana Tech is averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 71 points per game. Louisiana Tech is also averaging 38.4 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Alex Hamilton is averaging 18.7 points per game and 6 assists per game for Louisiana Tech. Erik McCree is averaging 16.2 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Louisiana Tech is shooting 66.5% on free throws, 32.2% on three-pointers, and 46% on all field goal attempts.
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The North Texas Mean Green are 11-16 (6-8) and are coming off of a win against Florida Atlantic by a score of 70-62. North Texas has won 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 7th in the C-USA standings. North Texas defeated Louisiana Tech by a score of 80-69 in these two teams first meeting of the season. North Texas is averaging 75.1 points per game while giving up 78.3 points per game. North Texas is also averaging 36.4 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Jeremy Combs is averaging 15.7 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per game for North Texas. J-Mychal Reese is averaging 14.9 points per game and 4 assists per game for the Mean Green. North Texas is shooting 63.6% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 46% on all field goal attempts.
North Texas is 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. North Texas is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 Thursday games for North Texas. Louisiana Tech is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games against a team with a losing road record. Louisiana Tech is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a loss. The over is 8-2 in Louisiana Tech’s last 10 Thursday games.
Louisiana Tech has had a good season, collecting 20 wins so far. North Texas struggles on defense, allowing over 78 points per game. Louisiana Tech is the better defensive team and the better rebounding team in this matchup. North Texas won the first matchup between these teams and I think they will be able to keep this one close.