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North Texas vs UAB Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/9/23

UAB Blazers (17-7) vs. North Texas Mean Green (19-5)
February 9, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Texas Mean Green -2.5 / UAB Blazers +2.5; Over/Under: +128.5
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The UAB Blazers 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.


North Texas is listed as a 2.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -150. The total for this game is set at 128.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

North Texas’ 63-52 win back on January 21st, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for the Mean Green and nine straight wins for the road team in this head-to-head matchup.


UAB is 2-12-2 ATS in their last 16 road games and 4-11-2 ATS in their last 17 games overall while the over is 36-15-1 in their last 52 games overall. North Texas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 24-8 ATS in their last 32 home games against a team with a losing road record while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record.


I’m sticking with the under here. I could make a case for either side, with North Texas being what I feel is the better team, but the road team has won the last nine meetings head-to-head between these two. I think the under is in play because of how slow the Mean Green play at home and the defensive style they play as well. On the other side, UAB can score but they have a tendency to let North Texas dictate the pace and I think that’ll lend itself to a lower-scoring game here. Give me the under.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 128.5

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Chris Ruffolo

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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