North Texas Mean Green vs. Samford Bulldogs - 11/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Samford Bulldogs (2-1) at North Texas Mean Green (2-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Samford Bulldogs will play at the North Texas Mean Green in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The North Texas Mean Green are 2-1 and are coming off of a loss against Idaho by a score of 65-63. North Texas was up 5 points halfway through the second half, but gave the lead away down the stretch. J-Mychal Reese led North Texas with 16 points in this game. Jeremy Combs scored 14 points for North Texas while also having 14 rebounds. North Texas out rebounded their opponent by a total of 32-31 and had 8 assists in their defeat. North Texas is averaging 95 points per game while giving up 69 points per game. North Texas is averaging 46 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Jeremy Combs is the best player on North Texas with 18.7 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game. North Texas is shooting 58.3% on free throws, 38.6% on three-pointers, and 53.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Samford Bulldogs are 3-1 this season and are coming off of a win against Troy by a score of 83-79. Samford led by 9 points at halftime but had to fight off a late rally from Troy in order to secure the victory. Darius Jones-Gibson led the way for Samford with 16 points and 4 assists. Wyatt Walker had 12 rebounds, while also having 9 points for Samford. Samford out rebounded their opponent by a total of 35-33 and had 12 assists in the victory. Samford is averaging 74.8 points per game while giving up 77.3 points per game. Samford is also averaging 41.3 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Darius Jones-Gibson is the leading player for Samford with 15.5 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game. Wyatt Walker has averaged 6 rebounds per game for Samford. Samford is shooting 70% on free throws, 28.4% on three-pointes, and 41% on all field goal attempts.
Samford is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against Conference-USA. Samford is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games. The under is 5-1 in Samford’s last 6 non-conference games. North Texas is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 12-4 in the North Texas last 16 non-conference games.
Both teams played last night; meaning fatigue could play a big role in this matchup. This should be a good game, but I think Samford actually has the advantage. Coming off of the win last night, they will have more momentum and confidence than North Texas who lost last night. I am picking Samford and the points.