North Texas vs. Charlotte - 1/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (4-8) at North Texas Mean Green (9-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte 49ers and North Texas Mean Green meet Thursday in college basketball action at the UNT Coliseum.
The Charlotte 49ers need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 68.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Andrien White is averaging 13.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while Jon Davis is averaging 12.8 points and 5.8 assists. Hudson Price is the third double-digit scorer and Najee Garvin is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game. The Charlotte 49ers have lost five of their last six road games.
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The North Texas Mean Green look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 71.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Roosevelt Smart is averaging 18.7 points and 3.8 rebounds while Ryan Woolridge is averaging 13.4 points and 4.7 assists. Shane Temara is the third double-digit scorer and A.J. Lawson is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The North Texas Mean Green are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The North Texas Mean Green have won four straight home games.
The 49ers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. Conference USA, 7-20 ATS in their last 27 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Mean Green Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Charlotte 49ers are one of the worst defensive teams in the country and have been awful against the number, covering just two of their last nine games. Charlotte has also been fade material on the road dating back to last season. The North Texas Mean Green are enjoying some solid success as of late and have covered seven of their last eight tries. Those are the type of teams I like to get behind. I'll take the Mean Green at home in a comfortable victory.