The North Texas Mean Green and the Wisconsin Badgers meet in an NIT Semifinal matchup in college basketball action from the Orleans Arena on Tuesday night.
North Texas Mean Green Team Recap
The North Texas Mean Green booked their spot in the semifinals thanks to a 65-59 OT win over Oklahoma State in their last game. Tylor Perry led the Mean Green with 23 points on 7 of 21 shooting with 3 threes while Moulaye Sissoko had 12 points on 6 of 9 shooting with 15 rebounds for the double-double. Kai Huntsberry added 11 points with 6 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for North Texas in the win. Aaron Scott added 8 points with 3 blocks and was one of three North Texas players with a pair of steals in the winning effort.
Wisconsin Badgers Team Preview
The Wisconsin Badgers punched their ticket to the NIT semifinals thanks to a 61-58 win over Oregon in their last matchup. Max Klesmit led the Badgers with 18 points on 5 of 11 shooting with a pair of threes while Chucky Hepburn added 12 points with 3 steals as the only other double-digit scorer for Wisconsin in the winning effort. Steven Crowl added 9 points with a team-high 10 rebounds while Tyler Wahl had 5 points with 7 rebounds and a team-high 6 assists as well in the victory.
North Texas is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up win and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Wisconsin is 0-5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win and 1-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up win while the under is 8-1 in their last 9 neutral site games.
I’m backing the over here. This total in my opinion is just too low even for two teams that aren’t necessarily known for playing high-scoring games. You look at a 60-57 game which I could definitely see this being, and while that’s a low-scoring game, it still manages to clear this total. I’ll side with the over in this one.