UAB vs North Texas Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

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The No. 2 seed North Texas Mean Green (26-6, 16-4 C-USA) play in C-USA Tournament against the No. 3 seed UAB Blazers (24-8, 14-6 C-USA) on Friday at Ford Center at The Star, tipping off at 3:00 PM.

The Blazers play the Mean Green in a game that UAB is currently a slight favorite by 1 points. A 126.5-point total is set for the game.

UAB vs. North Texas Odds

Point Spread for UAB vs. North Texas

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing UAB as the favorite.

UAB vs. North Texas Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UAB has -116 odds to pick up the win, while North Texas is listed at -103 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 126.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Frisco, Texas
  • Arena: Ford Center at The Star

UAB vs. North Texas Betting Trends

Against the spread, UAB is 15-17-0 this season. The Blazers have been chosen as favorites in 28 games this year and have walked away with the win 23 times (82.1%) in those games. UAB’s games this year have gone over the point total 73.3% of the time (22 out of 30 games with a set point total).

North Texas has 17 wins against the spread in 30 games this year. The Mean Green have been the moneyline underdog three total times this season. They’ve gone 1-2 in those games. North Texas’ games this season have gone over the point total 14 times in 30 opportunities (46.7%).

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UAB vs. North Texas Key Players to Watch

UAB

Jordan Walker leads his team in both points (23.3) and assists (4.1) per contest, and also averages 2.5 rebounds. At the other end, he puts up 1.3 steals and 0 blocked shots. Eric Gaines is tops on his team in assists per contest (4.7), and also averages 11.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. Defensively, he averages 1.8 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Trey Jemison puts up a team-best 8.3 rebounds per contest. He is also putting up 9.2 points and 0.6 assists, shooting 58% from the floor. KJ Buffen is putting up 10.7 points, 1.6 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game.

North Texas

Abou Ousmane paces the Mean Green in rebounding (6.2 per game), and produces 11.5 points and 1.1 assists. He also averages 0.9 steals and 1.3 blocked shots. Tylor Perry paces the Mean Green in scoring (16.8 points per game) and assists (1.7), and averages 3.1 rebounds. He also averages 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Kai Huntsberry is posting a team-high 2.9 assists per contest. And he is delivering 12.1 points and 2.8 rebounds, making 40.1% of his shots from the field and 31.5% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 treys per game. Aaron Scott gives the Mean Green 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He also averages 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the UAB Blazers

UAB’s C-USA games have gone over the point total 13 out of 21 times this season. The Blazers have a top-25 offense this season, ranking ninth-best in college basketball with 82.4 points per game. At the other end, they rank 198th with 70.7 points allowed per contest. UAB is allowing 30.3 rebounds per game this season (130th-ranked in college basketball), but it has provided a lift by pulling down 37.6 rebounds per contest (second-best).

So far this season, UAB is draining 7.4 three-pointers per game (182nd-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 37% (43rd-ranked) from three-point land. The Blazers are allowing 7.4 treys per game (201st-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 32.6% (109th-ranked) from downtown.

The Blazers have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 9-1 overall in their last 10 games. Six of UAB’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. On offense, UAB has increased its production slightly over its last 10 games, scoring 83.2 points per contest over that span compared to the 82.4 it has racked up over the course of this season. UAB’s defense has been more porous lately, as the team has allowed 71.2 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 70.7 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.

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What you need to know about the North Texas Mean Green

North Texas’ conference games have gone over the point total 11 out of 21 times this year. Offensively the Mean Green are the 20th-worst squad in college basketball (64.1 points per game). But on defense they are best (55.1 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, North Texas is 257th in the nation in rebounds (30.5 per game) and second-best in rebounds conceded (25.5).

With 7.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.2% from beyond the arc, North Texas is 194th and 120th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23 the Mean Green are third-best in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (4.9 per game) and 22nd-best in defensive 3-point percentage (30.4%).

The Mean Green have a 9-1 record against the spread while finishing 9-1 overall over their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, North Texas has hit the over five times. North Texas is compiling 68.1 points per game over its past 10 games, compared to its season average of 64.1. The Mean Green are allowing 54.6 points per game in their past 10 games, which is 0.5 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (55.1).

UAB vs. North Texas Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is UAB, and we predict that North Texas will cover the spread (UAB -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 126.5 points.

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How to bet UAB vs. North Texas

You can bet on UAB vs. North Texas at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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