North Texas vs. Charlotte - 2/13/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Charlotte 49ers (14-9) at North Texas Mean Green (16-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green -9.5 -- Over/Under: 130
The North Texas Mean Green host the Charlotte 49ers in Thursday college basketball action.
The North Texas Mean Green are 16-9 this season and they have won 10 of their last 11 games. North Texas is 10-2 at home this season and an impressive 16-7 against the spread. The Mean Green are averaging 71.5 points per game and they are shooting 48.2 percent from the floor which is 11th best in the nation while allowing just 63.3 points per game while their opponents shoot 42.1 percent. Umoja Gibson leads UNT averaging 14.4 points per game. Javion Hamlet is averaging 13.2 points, Zachary Simmons is averaging 8.9 points, and James Reese is averaging 8.5 points. North Texas looks like as of now they are in the NCAA Tournament field but looking at a double-digit seeding.
The Charlotte 49ers are 14-9 this season and have won their last two games but haven’t won on the road in quite some time. Charlotte is 2-8 straight up on the road this season and 13-9-1 against the spread overall. Charlotte is averaging 68.4 points per game and they are shooting 46.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents are averaging and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Jordan Shepherd is averaging 14.3 points per game to lead the 49ers. Jahmir Young is averaging 12.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, Drew Edwards is averaging 10.4 points and Malik Martin is averaging 9.2 points. Charlotte is a much better team at home than they have been on the road this season.
North Texas is 8-1 against the spread in their last 8 home games, 14-4 against the spread in their last 18 games, and 7-2 against the spread following a win. Charlotte is 18-40 against the spread in their last 58 road games, 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-3-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The Home team is 6-1-1 against the spread in the last 8 meetings of these two teams.
North Texas is just rolling and while I like what Charlotte has done at home, on the road they have been less than inspiring.