Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. North Texas Mean Green - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (11-17) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (7-19)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -1 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
The North Texas Mean Green will travel to play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in a C-USA game on Saturday.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 7-19 (4-11) and are coming off of a loss to Rice by a score of 76-74. Southern Miss has lost 7 games in a row and is currently 13th in the C-USA standings. Southern Miss is averaging 62.3 points per game while giving up 68.9 points per game. Southern Miss is also averaging 31.6 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Kourtlin Jackson is averaging 13 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for Southern Miss. Khari Price is averaging 10.3 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for the Golden Eagles. Southern Miss is shooting 71.2% on free throws, 34.6% on three-pointers, and 40% on all field goal attempts.
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The North Texas Mean Green are 11-17 (6-9) and are coming off of a loss to Louisiana Tech by a score of 73-62. North Texas has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 9th in the C-USA standings. North Texas defeated Southern Miss by a score of 70-54 in these two teams first meeting of the season. North Texas is averaging 74.6 points per game while giving up 78.1 points per game. North Texas is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Jeremy Combs is averaging 15.7 points per game and 10.9 rebounds per game for North Texas. J-Mychal Reese is averaging 15 points per game and 3.9 assists per game for the Mean Green. North Texas is shooting 63.5% on free throws, 32.9% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
North Texas is 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. North Texas is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 games following an ATS loss for North Texas. Southern Miss is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. Southern Miss is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 home games for Southern Miss.
Neither of these teams has found much success this season, but Southern Miss will have the home court advantage in this game. North Texas won the first matchup between these teams by 16 points. Southern Miss has struggled on offense, while North Texas is a much better offensive team. I like North Texas here.