North Texas Mean Green vs. Old Dominion Monarchs - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Old Dominion Monarchs (17-12) at North Texas Mean Green (11-18)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Old Dominion Monarchs will travel to play the North Texas Mean Green in a C-USA game on Thursday.
The North Texas Mean Green are 11-18 (6-10) and are coming off of a loss to Southern Miss by a score of 81-70. North Texas has lost 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 10th in the C-USA standings. North Texas is averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 78.2 points per game. North Texas is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game. Jeremy Combs is averaging 15.7 points per game and 11 rebounds per game for North Texas. J-Mychal Reese is averaging 14.9 points per game and 3.8 assists per game for the Mean Green. North Texas is shooting 63.7% on free throws, 33.1% on three-pointers, and 45.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs are 17-12 (10-6) and are coming off of a win against UTSA by a score of 78-56. Old Dominion has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 5th in the C-USA standings. Old Dominion defeated North Texas by a score of 67-47 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Old Dominion is averaging 67.8 points per game while giving up 62 points per game. Old Dominion is also averaging 38.5 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Trey Freeman is averaging 21.1 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for Old Dominion. Aaron Bacote is averaging 12.5 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Monarchs. Old Dominion is shooting 67.5% on free throws, 28.1% on three-pointers, and 43.8% on all field goal attempts.
Old Dominion is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. Old Dominion is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games. The under is 5-0-1 in Old Dominion’s last 6 games. North Texas is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. North Texas is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 Thursday games for North Texas.
Old Dominion is the better team in this matchup, but North Texas will have the home court advantage in this game. North Texas struggles on defense, giving up about 78 points per game. Old Dominion is a much better team, allowing only 62 points per game. I think the defense will be the difference for Old Dominion here.