North Texas vs. Florida Atlantic - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Atlantic Owls (17-15) at North Texas Mean Green (20-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Ford Center at The Star)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green -8 -- Over/Under: 132
The Florida Atlantic Owls and North Texas Mean Green meet Thursday in the college basketball C-USA Tournament at the Ford Center at The Star.
The Florida Atlantic Owls look for another win after beating ODU on Wednesday. The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 71.3 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Cornelius Taylor is averaging 11.8 points and 2.7 rebounds while Jailyn Ingram is averaging 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. Michael Forrest is dishing 1.6 assists and Richardson Maitre is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Florida Atlantic Owls are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Atlantic Owls are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The Florida Atlantic Owls have lost seven of their last eight non-home games.
The North Texas Mean Green look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 71.1 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Javion Hamlet is averaging 14.6 points and three rebounds while Umoja Gibson is averaging 14.5 points and 2.2 rebounds. Deng Geu is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Zachary Simmons is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The North Texas Mean Green are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game. The North Texas Mean Green have won five of their last seven non-home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Florida Atlantic Owls showed yesterday against ODU that they can hang in this conference, but they've run hot and cold all season long and I am concerned about tired legs given that they played yesterday. The North Texas Mean Green rocked FAU in the only meeting this season, and they're also 19-11 against the spread on the season and 9-6 against the spread in non-home games. The Florida Atlantic Owls are 2-5 against the spread this season when an underdog of at least five points. I'll lay the chalk with North Texas, but there's much better options out there.