North Texas vs. UAB - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UAB Blazers (13-11) at North Texas Mean Green (9-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UAB Blazers and North Texas Mean Green meet Thursday at the UNT Coliseum.
The UAB Blazers have won six of their last seven games and are chasing a C-USA title. On the season, UAB is averaging 67.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting and is allowing 67.4 points on 43 percent shooting. Robert Brown is averaging 13.4 points and 2.8 assists while C.J. Washington is averaging eight points and 4.3 rebounds. Hakeem Baxter is shooting 37.8 percent from the field and Nick Norton is dishing four assists. The UAB Blazers have six players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 74.7 percent from the line and 32.8 percent from deep. Defensively, UAB is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The North Texas Mean Green could use a big win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, North Texas is averaging 63.5 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 68.4 points on 41 percent shooting. Jordan Williams is averaging 16 points and 2.2 assists while Jeremy Combs is averaging 9.8 points and 6.7 rebounds. Colin Voss is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and T.J. Taylor is dishing 2.4 assists. The North Texas Mean Green have five players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 61.1 percent from the line and 29.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, North Texas is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mean Green Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games.
The UAB Blazers have been a completely different team in the second half of the season and have been even better ATS. Not sure how anyone can fade the Blazers with the way they've been playing the last couple of weeks. Just take UAB and lay the bucket.