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North Texas vs Florida Atlantic Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Mean Green vs Owls Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: North Texas Mean Green at Florida Atlantic Owls
  • Where: Boca Raton at FAU Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: North Texas +3.5, NTX +142 | FLATL -175 O/U 122.0

Mean Green Preview:

North Texas will take the floor against the Owls with an overall record of 14-3. So far, the Mean Green have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 7-1. For the season, North Texas has been the underdog in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 0-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Mean Green being +3.5 point underdogs.

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North Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tylor Perry who is averaging 17.67 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 48.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.65 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.

Owls Preview:

Florida Atlantic will take their 14 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 15-1. Currently, the Owls have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 10-0. The Owls’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Florida Atlantic has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 11-0.

Florida Atlantic’s leading scorer this season is Alijah Martin, who is averaging 13.08 points per contest. So far, Martin has accounted for 13.52% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.31 rebounds per game and 1.77 assists. Vladislav Goldin is the second leading scorer for the Owls, averaging 10.31 points per game. Between him and Goldin, they are accounting for 26.6% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Florida Atlantic is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 16 games, they have only hit 34.9% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 43.09% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: North Texas Mean Green +3.5

A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Florida Atlantic and North Texas are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 8.82 and 8.33 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the North Texas Mean Green to cover as +3.5 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Owls’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Florida Atlantic. At +3.5 we like the chances of North Texas covering the spread as underdogs.

 


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