Virginia at North Texas - 3/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Virginia at North Texas - 3/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

North Texas Mean Green (25-6) vs Virginia Cavaliers (20-13)

Game Info: Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm (The Super Pit)

Betting Odds: North Texas Mean Green -3 -- Over/Under: 110.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Virginia Cavaliers will play the North Texas Mean Green in the second round of the NIT on Sunday.

The Virginia Cavaliers are 20-13 (12-8) this season and have won three of their last four games. Virginia is coming off of a win against Mississippi State by a score of 60-57 in the first round of the NIT. Virginia shot 50% from the field and 16.7% on three pointers in the win. Jayden Gardner led the Cavaliers with 16 points and 3 rebounds in the game. Virginia is averaging 62.5 points per game and is giving up 60.1 points per game against, while also averaging 31.2 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game. Jayden Gardner is averaging 15.3 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game, while Armaan Franklin is averaging 10.8 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Cavaliers. Virginia is shooting 44.9% on field goals, 73.9% on free throws, and 32.2% on three pointers.

The North Texas Mean Green are 25-6 (16-2) this season and have won two of their last three games. North Texas defeated Texas State in overtime by a score of 67-63 in the first round of the NIT. North Texas shot 40.4% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the win. Mardrez McBride led the Mean Green with 24 points and 3 rebounds in the game. North Texas is averaging 65 points per game and is giving up 55.2 points per game against, while also averaging 34.1 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game. Tylor Perry is averaging 13.5 points per game and 2.5 assists per game, while Thomas Bell is averaging 12.5 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Mean Green. North Texas is shooting 44.4% on field goals, 65% on free throws, and 35.6% on three pointers.

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Virginia is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The over is 8-2-1 in Virginia’s last 11 road games. North Texas is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games following an ATS loss. The under is 7-3 in North Texas’ last 10 games.

Both of these teams played very close contests in the opening round of the NIT. North Texas has not played well in their last few games and will be facing a very good Virginia team. Both of these teams play at a slow pace, but I think the total is way too low here. I like the over.

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