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Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs. North Texas Mean Green - 12/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Texas Mean Green at Texas-Arlington Mavericks
Date & Time Monday December 2, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
College Park Center
Arlington Texas
The Line
North Texas Mean Green @ Texas-Arlington Mavericks (-7)
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The North Texas Mean Green head to the College Park Center to take on the UT Arlington Mavericks. North Texas was able to keep it close against undefeated Utah State but in the end lost a close game 68-59 to drop their record on the to 2-5. UT Arlington won a road game against Elon 77-67 to get back to .500 on the season with a record of 4-4.

North Texas operates at a slow pace, with their offense scoring only 59.3 points per game. The Mean Green are led in scoring by sophomore guard Umoja Gibson who averages 13.7 points per game, adding 3 assists per game which also leads the team. Manning the paint is senior forward Den Gey who averages 9.4 points and a team leading 7 rebounds per game.

UT Arlington is led by backcourt duo David Azore and Brian Warren. Azore leads UT Arlington in scoring with 12 points per game and adds 4.5 rebounds per game. Warren leads the team in assists with 4.5 and adds 10.8 points per game. Senior forward Jabrai Narcis leads the team in rebounds with 7.6 and rounds out the three players averaging double digits points with 10.5 per game.

North Texas slow pace helps their defensive stats, allowing only 58.4 points per game which ranks 17th in the nation. The Mean Green will need to keep this pace slow to stay close in this game against UT Arlington.

North Texas has struggled as of late ATS going just 4-11 in their last 15 games. UT Arlington has won all their home games this season and will look to continue to build that streak in this game.

UT Arlington backcourt will be able to speed up the game and North Texas will not be able to keep up. The UT Arlington Mavericks will win and cover the spread. Final Score Prediction, UT Arlington Mavericks 67, North Texas Mean Green 55.

UT Arlington -7
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