North Texas vs. Charlotte - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (12-15) at North Texas Mean Green (13-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte 49ers and North Texas Mean Green play Thursday night at the UNT Coliseum.
The Charlotte 49ers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Charlotte is averaging 73.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 71.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Torin Dorn is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 10.3 points and 1.6 assists. Mike Thorne Jr. is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Pierria Henry is dishing 5.8 assists. The Charlotte 49ers have five players averaging at least nine points, and they’re shooting 62.7 percent from the line and 38.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Charlotte is allowing 35.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 61 or less points in three of its last six games.
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The North Texas Mean Green have won four straight and look to top a .500 record. On the season, North Texas is averaging 65.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 67.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Jordan Williams is averaging 15.6 points and 2.2 assists while Jeremy Combs is averaging 9.9 points and 6.7 rebounds. Colin Voss is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and T.J. Taylor is dishing 2.1 assists. The North Texas Mean Green have five players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 62.2 percent from the line and 29.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, North Texas is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The 49ers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA. The Mean Green Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
I just don't trust Charlotte this season, which is easily the biggest letdown of the C-USA. Give me the red hot North Texas and the free points at home.