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North Texas vs. Marshall - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Marshall at North Texas
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
UNT Coliseum
Denton, Texas
The Line
The Line: North Texas -5.5 -- Over/Under: 154.5
TV Channel
Bein Sports
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NCAA BB | Marshall at North Texas
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The Marshall Thundering Herd and North Texas Mean Green meet Thursday in college basketball action at the UNT Coliseum.

The Marshall Thundering Herd could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 80.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 83.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Jon Elmore is averaging 20.6 points and 5.1 assists while C.J. Burks is averaging 18.4 points and 4.3 rebounds. Taevion Kinsey is dishing 1.2 assists and Jannson Williams is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Marshall Thundering Herd are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game. The Marshall Thundering Herd have lost five of their last seven road games.

The North Texas Mean Green need a win here after splitting their last six games. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 70.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Ryan Woolridge is averaging 12.4 points and 5.1 assists while Umoja Gibson is averaging 12.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Michael Miller is the third double-digit scorer and Zachary Simmons is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The North Texas Mean Green are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The North Texas Mean Green have won 11 of their last 12 home games.

The Thundering Herd are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. Conference USA and 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Mean Green Eagles are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Conference USA and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Mean Green Eagles last 5 home games. The over is 5-2 in Thundering Herd last 7 overall.

The Marshall Thundering Herd have been fade material for the last couple of years and this season is no different, as they're 7-15-1 ATS on the season and 3-9 ATS on the road. Marshall heads into this game losing by an average of 14.6 points in its last five games and 13.3 points on the road. There's just not a lot here to make a case for the Thundering Herd in any spot, as they fail to cover at an alarming rate. The North Texas Mean Green have their issues as well and haven't been profitable in their own right, but they're at least at home here, where they've won 11 of their last 12 games and are winning by an average of 8.9 points. I'll lay the chalk.

Pick:
North Texas -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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