North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (14-4) at North Texas Mean Green (7-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and North Texas Mean Green play Thursday at the UNT Coliseum.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have won six straight games and play their 10th true road game. On the season, Louisiana Tech is averaging 75.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and is allowing 66.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Raheem Appleby is averaging 17.5 points and 2.1 rebounds while Alex Hamilton is averaging 16.3 points and 2.8 assists. Erik McCree is the third player averaging double-digit points and Michale Kyser is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have five players averaging at least 6.7 points, and they’re shooting 69.2 percent from the line and 36.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Louisiana Tech is allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in six of its last 10 games.
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The North Texas Mean Green have lost six of their last seven games and look for their second C-USA win. On the season, North Texas is averaging 61.3 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 67.9 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Jordan Williams is averaging 15.4 points and 2.3 assists while Jeremy Combs is averaging 9.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Maurice Aniefiok is dishing 1.8 assists and Colin Voss is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The North Texas Mean Green have seven players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 62.1 percent from the line and 28.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, North Texas is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in six of its last 10 games. North Texas is 6-4 SU on its home court.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Conference USA. The Mean Green Eagles are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Despite the losses, six of North Texas' seven victories have come on its home court. The Mean Green have also done a nice job of not allowing a ton of points. While the Bulldogs are the better team, North Texas should be able to compete and prevent a complete blowout.