The North Texas Mean Green and the UAB Blazers meet in college basketball action from the Ford Center at the Star on Friday afternoon as part of the Conference USA basketball tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
This game is lined at a pick ‘em, with the total set at 127.5 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.
North Texas’ 82-79 OT win over UAB back on February 9th, 2023, made it three straight wins for the Mean Green in this head-to-head matchup.
UAB is 4-14-1 ATS in their last 19 games following an ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 neutral site games. North Texas is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game.
I’m backing North Texas here. This is a talented UAB team led by Jordan Walker, but as good as Walker has been, the Mean Green have just been better when up against the Blazers and I expect this game to be no different. UAB was held in check by North Texas in the first meeting and when UAB figured out the Mean Green’s defense in the rematch, North Texas hung 82 on the Blazers. I just think that North Texas’ defense is the difference here so I’ll lean towards the Mean Green here.