North Texas Mean Green vs. Florida International Golden Panthers - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida International Golden Panthers (12-14) at North Texas Mean Green (9-16)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Texas Mean Green will host the FIU Golden Panthers this Thursday.
The North Texas Mean Green come into this game with a 9-16 record and are currently 11th in the Conference USA. The Mean Green have dropped their past 2 games against Old Dominion and Charlotte. Through 25 games this season the leading scorer for the Mean Green has been Jeremy Combs who is averaging 15.6 points per game and 10.6 rebounds. J-Mychal Reese is second on the team with 14.8 points per game and 4.0 assists.
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The FIU Golden Panthers come into this game with a 12-14 record and are currently 8th in the Conference USA. The Golden Panthers have lost 5 out of their last 6 games with their most recent game being a 79-65 win over UTSA. Through 26 games this season the leading scorer for the golden Panthers has been Donte McGill who is averaging 15.8 points per game and 4.6 rebounds. Daviyon Draper is second on the team with 15.6 points per game and 7.0 rebounds.
FIU is 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 road games. The Golden Panthers are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. North Texas is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 Thursday games. The Mean Green Eagles are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
The FIU Golden Panthers and the Norh Texas Mean Green are two teams going in the wrong direction. FIU has struggled lately losing 5 out of their last 6 games. North Texas on the other hand has dropped their past 2 games. I think North Texas pulls off this win at home.