North Texas vs LSU Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/19/24

LSU (17-15) vs North Texas (18-14)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)

Betting Odds: LSU -2.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate an LSU vs North Texas betting prediction for this College Basketball showdown on Tuesday, March 19th at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. We will take a look at: 

-The LSU Tigers  recent form and recent player performance

-The North Texas Mean Green recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between LSU and North Texas.

LSU was Inconsistent All Season

LSU has been inconsistent all season and at times it has been hard to figure out what team is going to show up. In the SEC Tournament, LSU scored only 60 points against Mississippi State and that led to the 10 point defeat. Trae Hannibal had a strong game putting up 18 points, four rebounds, and one assist. LSU on the season is averaging 76.3 points while their defense is giving up 74.7 points per game. Guard Jordan Wright is averaging 14.8 points while shooting 41.3 percent from the field. 

LSU Team Facts

  • LSU has won each of its last eight Tuesday home games against non-Conference opponents.
  • Each of LSU's last 11 games at Pete Maravich Assembly Center have produced a total of 133+ points.
  • LSU has won the first half in each of its last eight Tuesday night home games against non-Conference opponents.

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Can North Texas Play Enough Defense?

North Texas has leaned on the defense when they have had success this season, and they are going to need the defense to step up here. In the last game against Florida Atlantic, North Texas scored 71 points, but the defense gave up 77 points. Jason Edwards did have a strong game, putting up 26 points and four rebounds. North Texas is averaging 69.1 points while their defense is giving up 63.1 points per game. Jason Edwards is averaging 19.1 points while shooting 42.2 percent from the field. 

North Texas Team Facts

  • North Texas has won seven of its last eight night games against non-Conference opponents.
  • Each of North Texas' last five games against the Southeastern Conference Conference have produced a total of 132 or fewer points.
  • North Texas has lost the first half in each of its last six games against the Southeastern Conference.

LSU vs North Texas Betting Prediction

North Texas needs good defense to find success, but I don’t trust their defense here. LSU on the season is averaging 76.3 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. North Texas is averaging only 69.1 points, and they aren’t going to have the offense to keep this game close. LSU is going to pull away, and they will get the job done here. Back LSU against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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