The No. 2 seed North Texas Mean Green (25-6, 16-4 C-USA) and the No. 10 seed Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (15-17, 7-13 C-USA) will try to move on in C-USA tournament on Thursday as they square off at 9:00 PM.
North Texas is a strong 9.5-point favorite against Louisiana Tech when the Mean Green face off against the Bulldogs on Thursday. The game has a point total of 118.5.
North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech Odds
Point Spread for North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing North Texas as the favorite.
North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech Moneyline
As for the moneyline, North Texas has -505 odds to pick up the win, while Louisiana Tech is listed at +371 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 118.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Frisco, Texas
- Arena: Ford Center at The Star
North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Against the spread, North Texas is 16-12-1 this season. The Mean Green have been favorites in 26 games this season and have come away with the win 22 times (84.6%) in those contests. North Texas’ games this year have hit the over on 13 of 30 set point totals.
In Louisiana Tech’s 30 games this season, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Bulldogs have won three of the 17 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (17.6%). Louisiana Tech’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 63.3% of the time (19 out of 30 games with a set point total).
North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech Key Players to Watch
Abou Ousmane averages a team-best 6.1 rebounds per contest. He is also putting up 11.5 points and 1.1 assists, shooting 49.3% from the field. Tylor Perry is tops on the Mean Green with 17 points per contest and 1.7 assists, while also putting up 3.1 rebounds. Kai Huntsberry paces his squad in assists per contest (2.9), and also averages 12.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. At the other end, he tallies 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Aaron Scott is posting 6.2 points, 1.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds per contest.
Isaiah Crawford is posting a team-best 5.3 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 13.9 points and 2.7 assists, making 49.8% of his shots from the floor and 42.9% from 3-point range, with 1.1 triples per game. The Bulldogs receive 12.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Keaston Willis. Kenny Hunter is averaging 6 points, 5 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game, making 63.8% of his shots from the floor.
What you need to know about the North Texas Mean Green
So far this season, 10 out of North Texas’ 20 C-USA games have gone over the point total. Although the Mean Green are putting up just 63.7 points per game (19th-worst in college basketball), their defense has been playing really well, as they rank best in college basketball by giving up 55.4 points per game. With 25.6 rebounds allowed per game, North Texas is second-best in college basketball. It ranks 264th in college basketball by averaging 30.3 boards per contest.
This season, North Texas is making 7.2 three-pointers per game (204th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 34.9% (144th-ranked) from three-point land. The Mean Green rank top-25 this year in three-pointers allowed, currently fourth-best in college basketball with 5 treys allowed per game. Meanwhile, they rank 37th with a 31% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
The Mean Green are 8-2 against the spread and 9-1 overall over their past 10 contests. North Texas has hit the over in four of its last 10 outings. North Texas has seen an uptick in scoring lately, racking up 67 points per game in its last 10 contests, 3.3 points more than the 63.7 it has scored this year. North Texas’ defense has been more porous lately, as the team has allowed 55.9 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 55.4 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.
What you need to know about the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Louisiana Tech is 11-10-0 ATS in conference action this year. The Bulldogs are 149th in the country in points scored (73 per game) and 180th in points conceded (70.2). In 2022-23, Louisiana Tech is 194th in college basketball in rebounds (31.5 per game) and 53rd in rebounds allowed (28.8).
With 8.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35% from beyond the arc, Louisiana Tech is 52nd and 134th in the country, respectively, in those categories. The Bulldogs are 324th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (8.5 per game) and 16th-worst in 3-point percentage defensively (37%).
The Bulldogs have gone 3-7 over their past 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. Seven of Louisiana Tech’s past 10 outings have hit the over. Louisiana Tech is posting 70.1 points per game over its previous 10 games, which is 2.9 fewer points than its average for the season (73). The Bulldogs are giving up 74.1 points per contest in their previous 10 games, which is 3.9 more points than they are allowing for the season (70.2).
North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is North Texas, and we project that Louisiana Tech will cover the spread (North Texas -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 118.5 points.
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