UTSA vs North Texas College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/8/21

UTSA vs North Texas College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/8/21 Photo by Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

North Texas Mean Green (4-4) at UTSA Roadrunners (4-5)

College Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (UTSA Convocation Center)

The Line: UTSA Roadrunners +6 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The North Texas Mean Green and UTSA Roadrunners meet Friday in college basketball action at the UTSA Convocation Center.

The North Texas Mean Green look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 76 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Javion Hamlet is averaging 12.4 points and 2.4 rebounds while James Reese is averaging 10.6 points and one assist. Zachary Simmons is dishing 1.8 assists and Thomas Bell is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The North Texas Mean Green are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.

The UTSA Roadrunners look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The UTSA Roadrunners are averaging 80.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Jhivvan Jackson is averaging 16.3 points and 4.5 rebounds while Keaton Wallace is averaging 13.2 points and 4.3 rebounds. Jacob Germany is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Parrish is dishing 3.1 assists. The UTSA Roadrunners are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The UTSA Roadrunners are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game.

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The Mean Green are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 21-10 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Roadrunners are 36-17-1 ATS in their last 54 home games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Mean Green last 6 road games. The under is 4-1 in Roadrunners last 5 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The North Texas Mean Green have been the better team this season on both sides of the floor, and they've been covering machines the last couple of years. If you just blindly backed North Texas since the start of last season, you're sitting on a pretty penny right now. The UTSA Roadrunners go through scoring droughts and I don't exactly trust them against even decent teams. I'll lay the chalk with North Texas, a formula that's worked great.

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Randy’s Pick North Texas Mean Green -6

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