The North Texas Mean Green (18-9, 12-2 CUSA) can continue a 10-game home winning streak when they meet the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (19-7, 10-4 CUSA) at The Super Pit. Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. North Texas Mean Green ATS Preview
The last time the Bulldogs played, they were victorious over the Florida Atlantic Owls, 81-68. Kalob Ledoux was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 9-for-14 shooting. The Bulldogs had a turnover percentage of 10.2 (better than their season average of 15.7) and held the Owls to an effective field goal percentage of 0.395 (below their season average of 0.492).
The Mean Green come in on a high note after beating the Old Dominion Monarchs in their last matchup, 64-47. North Texas was lifted by Javion Hamlet, who was the top scorer from either team with 27 points on 8-for-11 shooting. The Mean Green made 17 of their 21 free throws (81.0 percent) and held the Monarchs to an effective field goal percentage of 0.410 (below the 0.487 mark opponents have averaged against North Texas this season).
This showdown pits one of the nation’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. North Texas ranks 25th in offensive efficiency and Louisiana Tech ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency.
These two schools have already met once this season. The Mean Green won 51-50. North Texas did a great job of making free throws (10-11; 90.9 percent). Louisiana Tech, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.3 vs. 20.0). In the loss, Amorie Archibald led all scorers on the team with 17 points.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. North Texas Mean Green Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – North Texas, ATS Winner – North Texas, O/U – Over
North Texas ranks 42nd in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while Louisiana Tech ranks 158th (22.0).
The Mean Green’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.8, down from 8.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 70.0 points per game (4.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.2 points per game (6.6 above their season average).