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North Texas vs. Rice Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/19/23

Rice Owls (12-5) vs. North Texas Mean Green (15-4)
January 19, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Texas Mean Green -10 / Rice Owls +10; Over/Under: +130.5
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The Rice Owls and the North Texas Mean Green meet in college basketball action from the UNT Coliseum on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


The North Texas Mean Green are currently listed as 10-point favorites for this game with a -600 ML price tag. The total is set at 130.5 points for this game.


Neither side has any injuries listed on their respective reports, so barring any last minute announcements, both teams will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

North Texas has won five straight meetings with Rice following a 68-50 win over the Owls back on March 10th, 2022.


Rice is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 road games. North Texas is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games against a team with a winning road record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record.


I’m backing the under in this one. Rice has been involved in a lot of higher-scoring games as of late, but that doesn’t matter to North Texas who just slow the game down and play at a snail’s pace and play strong defense regardless of who is on the other end of the floor. The last four meetings between these two have gone under the number and I think we make it five. Give me the under.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 130.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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