Check out our free Sam Houston State 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.
Sam Houston State vs North Texas Pick & Preview: Sunday, March 19th Betting Odds
Bearkats vs Mean Green Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Sam Houston State Bearkats at North Texas Mean Green
- Where: Denton at UNT Coliseum
- Date: Sunday, March 19th
- Betting Odds: Sam Houston State +5.5, SMHO +180 | NTX -221 O/U 118.5
The Sam Houston State Bearkats head into today’s game in what will be their 33rd game of the season, posting a record of 25-7. On the road, the Bearkats will be playing their 16th game of the season, having gone 11-5. So far, the Bearkats have been the underdog 8 times, going 4-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Sam Houston State’s leading scorer this season is Qua Grant, who is averaging 13.97 points per contest. So far, Grant has accounted for 18.96% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.16 rebounds per game and 4.06 assists. Donte Powers is the second leading scorer for the Bearkats, averaging 11.38 points per game. Between him and Powers, they are accounting for 34.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Sam Houston State this season, as they are currently ranked 274th in college basketball at 68.8 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 Bearkats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 227th in the NCAA.
Mean Green Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Sam Houston State, the North Texas Mean Green will be taking the floor for the 34th time this season and have an overall record of 26-7. Currently, the Mean Green have been the home team 18 times, sitting with a record of 14-4. The Mean Green’s are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, North Texas has been favored to win in 28 games, sitting with a mark of 24-4.
North Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tylor Perry who is averaging 16.77 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 Kai Huntsberry who has hit 39.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.16 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 -5.5
Heading into this matchup, with the North Texas Mean Green sitting as -5.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as North Texas and Sam Houston State are averaging 8.33 and 8.7 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that North Texas has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-3-1 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Mean Green to cover at -5.5.