Western Kentucky vs. North Texas - 3/9/16 C-USA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (12-19) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (16-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Legacy Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
The North Texas Mean Green and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Wednesday in the C-USA Tournament.
The North Texas Mean Green look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 72 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jeremy Combs is averaging 15.4 points and 10.8 rebounds while J-Mychal Reese is averaging 15 points and 3.7 assists. Deckie Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Ja'Michael Brown is dishing 2.5 assists. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Mean Green are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The North Texas Mean Green have lost their only neutral site game since 2015.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 75.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Justin Johnson is averaging 15 points and 7.7 rebounds while Aaron Cosby is averaging 13.5 points and two assists. Fredrick Edmond is dishing 2.6 assists and Chris McNeal is grabbing four rebounds. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hilltoppers are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 1-2 on neutral site games this season.
The Mean Green Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Hilltoppers are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 neutral site games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mean Green Eagles are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have owned North Texas as of late with five straight victories over the Mean Green. The Hiltoppers are simply the better team on both sides of the ball. I'll take WKU by double digits.