Nebraska vs. North Texas - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (1-0) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Texas Mean Green and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Monday in college basketball action at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The North Texas Mean Green look for another victory after beating Eureka on Friday. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 122 points on 57.7 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Roosevelt Smart is averaging 21 points and four assists while Ryan Woolridge is averaging 19 points and seven rebounds. Umoja Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Shane Temara is grabbing six rebounds. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The North Texas Mean Green are allowing 40.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The North Texas Mean Green have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers also look for a quick 2-0 start after beating Eastern Illinois on Saturday. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 72 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Glynn Watson Jr. is averaging 21 points and three assists while James Palmer Jr. is averaging 12 points and three rebounds. Evan Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Roby is grabbing 13 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 59 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost six of their last nine home games.
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The North Texas Mean Green have been brutal on the road dating back to last season, but it's not like Nebraska has had a great deal of success recently overall, and the Cornhuskers didn't exactly shoot the ball well in their season opener. Nebraska usually ends up in a ton of close games with great defense, and it either wins close or loses outright. There's better games on the card than this one, but if forced to pick, I'd take the points with the Mean Green. Nebraska doesn't do a whole lot of blowing teams out.