FIU vs. North Texas - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

FIU vs. North Texas - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

North Texas Mean Green (18-10) at Florida International Panthers (17-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Ocean Bank Convocation Center)

The Line: Florida International Panthers +3 -- Over/Under: 141.5

TV: Facebook

The North Texas Mean Green and FIU Golden Panthers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center.

The North Texas Mean Green look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 71.5 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Umoja Gibson is averaging 14.4 points and 2.2 rebounds while Javion Hamlet is averaging 13.2 points and 2.9 rebounds. Deng Geu is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Zachary Simmons is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The North Texas Mean Green are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.8 rebounds per game. The North Texas Mean Green have won five of their last six road games.

The FIU Golden Panthers need a win after splitting their last eight games. The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 79.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Devon Andrews is averaging 16.1 points and five rebounds while Osasumwen Osaghae is averaging 13.4 points and 8.3 rebounds. Trejon Jacob is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Lovett is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The FIU Golden Panthers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The FIU Golden Panthers are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The FIU Golden Panthers have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The underdog is 19-6 ATS in the last 25 meetings.

The North Texas Mean Green are on fire right now and won the previous meeting against FIU by 18 points. North Texas has also been a money making machine this season with a 7-4 against the spread record on the road and a 18-8 against the spread record on the season. With that said, the FIU Golden Panthers are 6-3 against the spread at home where they win by an average of 13.5 points and shoot 47.1 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from three. These are two good, profitable teams going at it. I'll take the free bucket and the home team.

Randy’s Pick Florida International Panthers +3

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.