North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech - 3/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (16-15) at North Texas Mean Green (15-16)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 9:30 pm (Ford Center at The Star)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +2.5 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
In college basketball’s Conference USA Tournament on Wednesday, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the North Texas Mean Green will be matching up on the Ford Center at the Star court.
North Texas is currently 15-16 on the season. The Mean Green have lost six of their last seven games, and dropped to UTEP on Saturday. In that game, North Texas’ leading scorer was guard Ryan Woolridge with 17 points.
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Roosevelt Smart is the top scorer for North Texas this season on 18.8 PPG and 4.0 RPG. Woolridge is also averaging in double-figures for the Mean Green with 13.1 PPG, 5.4 RPG and 5.5 APG.
Over on the Louisiana Tech side, they’re sitting at 16-15 this season. The Bulldogs have lost their last four straight games, and fell to Southern Miss on Saturday. In that game, Louisiana Tech guard Amorie Archibald put up 21 points.
Leading the way in scoring for the Bulldogs this year is Jacobi Boykins with 14.6 PPG and 5.0 RPG. Also in double-figures for Louisiana Tech is Daquan Bracey with 13.2 PPG and 4.1 APG to his credit.
Louisiana Tech is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral-site games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 following an ATS loss. The Bulldogs are also 0-4 ATS in their last four overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four versus CUSA.
Meanwhile, the Green are 7-2 ATS in their last nine following an ATS loss and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 following a straight-up loss. North Texas is also 2-6 ATS in the last eight Wednesday games and 0-5 ATS in their last five neutral-site games.
North Texas has failed to hit 69 points in three of their last four games, so they’re going to need to be on point with the defense here. The last time these teams met, Louisiana Tech eked out a 66-65 win. With just 64 points in each of their last two, I’m not convinced the Bulldogs can repeat that feat. I’ll take North Texas.