Saint Peter's Peacocks (1-3) at North Texas Mean Green (7-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 24, 2018, 4:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: North Texas Mean Green -12 -- Over/Under: 130.5
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The Saint Peter’s Peacocks and the North Texas Mean Green meet in college basketball action as part of the Wolfpack Classic on Saturday afternoon.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks come into this game looking for a big road win after starting the year 1-3 with an 85-57 loss to NC State in their last outing, pushing their losing streak to 3 games. Davauhnte Turner led the Peacocks with 20 points on 6 of 15 shooting with 3 triples and a team-high 6 assists as the only Saint Peter’s player to finish in double figures scoring in the losing effort. KC Ndefo added 6 points to match his team-high 6 rebounds while Samuel Idowu added 9 points in the loss for the Peacocks. Turner leads Saint Peter’s with an average of 19.5 points and 4.2 assists per game this Ndefo leads the Peacocks with 6.5 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Saint Peter’s is scoring 72 points per game on 41.4% shooting from the field, 31.6% from behind the arc and 69.1% from the foul line this season.
The North Texas Mean Green will look for another win to remain undefeated after making it 7 straight wins to start the year thanks to a 74-63 overtime win over Maine in their last outing. Zachary Simmons led the Mean Green with 24 points on 10 of 14 shooting with a team-high 8 rebounds and a pair of blocks, while Ryan Woolridge added 12 points with a team-high 5 assists and 3 steals. DJ Draper added 11 points with 3 triples and Michael Miller chipped in 10 points to round out the quartet of double-digit scorers in the winning effort for UNT. Jorden Duffy added 5 points with 5 assists and 8 rebounds of his own while Umoja Gibson chipped in 5 points. Gibson still leads the Mean Green in scoring with 16 points per game while Woolridge leads the Mean Green with 6.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game this season. As a team, North Texas is scoring 81.7 points per game on 51.7% shooting from the field, 43% from behind the arc and 69.7% from the foul line this season.
Saint Peter’s is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the under is 36-15-1 in their last 52 road games. North Texas is 12-4 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
This may look like a lot of points on the surface, but backing Saint Peter’s isn’t an option given how poorly the Peacocks have done ATS dating back to last season. North Texas is quietly playing some of the better basketball in the country through the first couple weeks of the year, and should be able to remain unbeaten with a cover in the process.