Check out our free UAB 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.
UAB vs North Texas Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds
Blazers vs Mean Green Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: UAB Blazers at North Texas Mean Green
- Where: Denton at UNT Coliseum
- Date: Thursday, February 9th
- Betting Odds: UAB +2.5, UAB +119 | NTX -147 O/U 129.0
Through 24 games, the UAB Blazers have an overall record of 17-7. So far, the Blazers have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 4-5. For the season, UAB has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 1-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Blazers being +2.5 point underdogs.
UAB will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Walker who is averaging 22.5 points per game for the Blazers. Walker 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 Blazers’ offensive game plan is the play of Eric Gaines who has hit 39.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.75 points per game.
Through 24 games, UAB has been playing well on offense, averaging 80.7 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Blazers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 37.9% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 7.97 made 3’s per contest.
Mean Green Preview:
North Texas heads into this matchup having played 24 games and have an overall record sitting at 19-5. So far this season, North Texas has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-3. The Mean Green’s are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, North Texas has been favored to win in 19 games, sitting with a mark of 16-3.
North Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tylor Perry who is averaging 17.09 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 37.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.83 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: UAB Blazers +2.5
Heading into this matchup between the North Texas Mean Green and UAB Blazers we have a strong lean on taking the points with UAB at +2.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for UAB to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the UAB Blazers at +2.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.