UTSA vs North Texas Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

North Texas (14-11) vs UTSA (8-19)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 4:00 pm (The Super Pit)

Betting Odds: North Texas -15.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UTSA Roadrunners will play the North Texas Mean Green in an AAC game on Saturday afternoon at The Super Pit in Denton, Texas. UTSA has lost seven games in a row, while North Texas has alternated wins and losses over their last five. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the UTSA vs North Texas prediction.

UTSA Preview

The UTSA Roadrunners are 8-19 (2-12) this season after they lost to South Florida by a score of 66-61 in their last game. UTSA only trailed 32-30 at the half, but they were out scored 34-31 in the second half in the loss. The Roadrunners shot 29.4% from the field and were +5 in rebounding margin in the game. UTSA has lost seven games in a row and 11 of their last 12. The Roadrunners are scoring 78.1 points per game with 40.3 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, while allowing 82.8 points against per game this year. Jordan Ivy-Curry is averaging 16.5 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game, and 3.3 assists per game. UTSA is shooting 41% from the field, 71.3% on free throws, and 33.1% on three pointers this season.

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North Texas Preview

The North Texas Mean Green are 14-11 (7-6) this year after they lost to UAB by a score of 71-62 in their last game. North Texas trailed 34-24 at halftime, but they did score 38 points in the second half in the loss. The Mean Green shot 41.7% from the field and were -6 in rebounding margin in the game. North Texas defeated Memphis by a score of 76-66 in the game prior to UAB, but lost to SMU before that. The Mean Green are scoring 67.4 points per game with 35.4 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game, while giving up 61.1 points against per game this season. Jason Edwards is averaging 19 points per game, 2.2 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. North Texas is shooting 43.1% from the field, 72.5% on free throws, and 37.4% on three pointers this year. 

UTSA vs North Texas Betting Prediction

UTSA comes into this game looking to snap their seven game losing streak and they only have two conference wins so far this year. The Roadrunners are allowing 82.8 points against per game on defense, which is one of the worst in the country. On the other side, North Texas is one of the best defensive teams in the country, allowing just 61.1 points against per game. UTSA is only shooting 41% from the field this year and that is going to be a huge issue in this game. Take North Texas to cover at home. 

David’s Pick North Texas -15.5

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