Check out our free Louisiana Tech vs North Texas pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Denton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Louisiana Tech vs North Texas Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds
Bulldogs vs Mean Green Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at North Texas Mean Green
- Where: Denton at UNT Coliseum
- Date: Wednesday, January 11th
- Betting Odds: Louisiana Tech +9.5, LOUTCH +366 | NTX -498 O/U 122.0
Louisiana Tech will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 10-6. So far, the Bulldogs have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 3-5. For the season, Louisiana Tech has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 2-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulldogs being +9.5 point underdogs.
Louisiana Tech’s leading scorer this season is Cobe Williams, who is averaging 17.93 points per contest. So far, Williams has accounted for 20.31% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.93 rebounds per game and 4.21 assists. Keaston Willis is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 12.19 points per game. Between him and Willis, they are accounting for 36.1% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Louisiana Tech is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 16 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.28% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Mean Green Preview:
The North Texas Mean Green will be looking to pick up their 17th win of the season and are in the middle of a 3 game win streak. So far this season, North Texas has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-2. The Mean Green’s are sitting with a betting line that is -9.5 points in their favor. For the season, North Texas has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 11-2.
North Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tylor Perry who is averaging 17.43 points per game for the Mean Green. Perry is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Mean Green’s offensive game plan is the play of Abou Ousmane who has hit 47.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.5 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for North Texas this season, as they are currently ranked 385th in college basketball at 64.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mean Green’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.2%, placing them 168th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: North Texas Mean Green -9.5
If you’re deciding whether to down a bet vs the spread in this matchup, we recommend taking the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to cover as +9.5 point underdogs. One thing that often causes problems for team’s who are heavy underdogs is when they are matched up against a team that can dictate the pace of play. However, both Louisiana Tech and North Texas come into today’s game near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Given that style of place won’t be an issue for the Bulldogs and the fact that they have 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we like them to cover the spread on their away floor.