Florida International vs. North Texas - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (12-13) at Florida International Golden Panthers (13-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm (U.S. Century Bank Arena)
The Line: Florida International Golden Panthers -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Texas Mean Green and Florida International Golden Panthers play Saturday at the FIU Arena.
The North Texas Mean Green look for their fourth straight win and hope to get back to .500. On the season, North Texas is averaging 64 points on 42.7 percent shooting on 67.9 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Jordan Williams is averaging 15.6 points and 2.1 assists while Jeremy Combs is averaging 9.9 points and 6.7 rebounds. Colin Voss is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and T.J. Taylor is dishing 2.2 assists. The North Texas Mean Green have five players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 61.9 percent from the line and 29.6 percent from deep. Defensively, North Texas is allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Florida International Golden Panthers look to get above .500 after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, FIU is averaging 61.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 65.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Dennis Mavin is averaging 17.3 points and three assists while Adrian Diaz is averaging 13.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Daviyon Draper is grabbing 5.2 rebounds Tashawn Desir is dishing 2.2 assists. The Florida International Golden Panthers have four players averaging at least 6.7 points, and they’re shooting 63.3 percent from the line and 31.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, FIU is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last eight games.
The Mean Green Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Panthers are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The underdog is 14-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the road team is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
North Texas has won just twice all season on the road, but FIU has played its ball of the season on its home court. Give me Florida International to win and cover the small number at home.