Check out our free Omaha 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.
Omaha vs North Texas Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds
Mavericks vs Mean Green Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Omaha Mavericks at North Texas Mean Green
- Where: Denton at UNT Coliseum
- Date: Saturday, December 3rd
- Betting Odds: Omaha +17.5, NEOM +1295 | NTX -4155 O/U 121.0
Through 8 games, the Omaha Mavericks have an overall record of 3-5. On the road, the Mavericks will be playing their 4th game of the season, having gone 0-4. So far, the Mavericks have been the underdog 7 times, going 2-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +17.5 underdogs on the spread.
Frankie Fidler comes into today’s game as the Mavericks’ leading scorer at 11.0 points per contest. Not only has Fidler been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Omaha’s top rebounder at 5.5 boards per contest. Behind Fidler, the team has benefited from the strong play of Marquel Sutton who is second on the team in scoring at 11.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 51.5% of his shots and is adding 4.88 boards per game.
Coming into today’s game, Omaha will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Mavericks are ranked 250th at 69.6 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 299th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Omaha is close to the NCAA average at 35.5%.
Mean Green Preview:
North Texas heads into this matchup having played 7 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-2. Currently, the Mean Green have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 3-1. The Mean Green’s are sitting with a betting line that is -17.5 points in their favor. For the season, North Texas has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1.
North Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tylor Perry who is averaging 19.0 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 gameplan is the play of Kai Huntsberry who has hit 38.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.71 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 that 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 -17.5
When analyzing this matchup between the North Texas Mean Green and the Omaha Mavericks, we see grabbing North Texas to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have the North Texas as the heavy favorite with a point spread sitting at -17.5. Not only only do we like the North Texas’ historical performance as the favorite, as they are 3-1 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both North Texas and Omaha are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and get your bet down on the North Texas to win and cover the spread.
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