North Texas Mean Green (4-4) at UTSA Roadrunners (4-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm (UTSA Convocation Center)
The Line: UTSA Roadrunners +5.5 -- Over/Under: 144 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The North Texas Mean Green and the UTSA Roadrunners meet Saturday in college basketball action from UTSA Convocation Center.
North Texas enters this one at 5-4 so far. As for the Roadrunners, they’re sitting at 4-6. This will be a rematch of Friday’s game featuring these teams. In that one, North Texas managed a seven-point win. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
North Texas began the year at 1-3, but they’ve lost just one game since then. The Green took out AR-Pine Bluff, then Houston Baptist and LSU Alexandria before falling to Loyola Illinois on January 2. On Friday, the Green managed a 77-70 win over UTSA.
In the Friday win, North Texas’ top scorer was Thomas Bell with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists. Javion Hamlet added 15 points with six rebounds and five assists and both Mardrez McBride and Zachary Simmons chipped in 13 points apiece.
Over on the UTSA side, they opened the season at 2-2, then fell to Oregon State. Consecutive victories followed for the Roadrunners before a pair of losses to Rice. UTSA made it three in a row with their seven-point loss to the Green on Friday.
In Friday’s defeat, UTSA’s top scorer was Jhivvan Jackson with 26 points and one rebound. Keaton Wallace chipped in 14 points with four rebounds and three assists, and Jacob Germany had 10 points with eight boards.
The Roadrunners are 36-17-1 ATS in their last 54 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last six Saturday games. UTSA is 1-8 ATS in their last nine games overall and the under is 4-1 in their last five home games.
Meanwhile, the Green are 2-5 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. North Texas is 21-10 ATS in their last 31 overall and the under is 5-1 in their last six road games.
PICK: I’m going to stick with North Texas again. The Green were able to control the first half of Friday’s game pretty well, jumping out to a 38-28 lead at the break. UTSA notched 42 points in the second half, but couldn’t bridge the gap. The Mean Green had four players in double-figures during the victory, and I think they’ll post another nice offensive effort here in a cover.