Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Mean Green and Owls. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPNU, and it’s hosted by the Owls at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX. Get ready to place your bets! This American Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 137.5 points, and Florida Atlantic is favored to win by -6 at home vs. North Texas.

NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN VS FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Florida Atlantic Owls -6

This game will be played at Dickies Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 15th.

WHY BET THE FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Owls.
  • Not only will Florida Atlantic pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Mean Green Lock in a Road Win?

North Texas is 17-13 overall this season and 11-8 in the American Athletic Conference. They have won two straight games, and their road record is 6-6. For the year, they have been an underdog 10 times, going 1-9 in those games.

Most recently, the Mean Green defeated Tulane by a score of 81-71. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 5-5, and their average scoring margin on the road is +3.0 points.

North Texas has been solid against the spread this season, posting an 18-11 record. On the road, the Mean Green have gone 8-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, North Texas has an ATS mark of 5-5. In their last three road games, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.

North Texas’ over/under record for the season sits at 15-13-1, and today’s line of 137.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (129.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 144 points.

North Texas’ offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Tulane, finishing the game with a total of 81 points. Their season average is now 69 points per game. Offensively, the Mean Green hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 280th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 56th in terms of percentage and 97th in three-pointers made.

The Mean Green’s defense is presently ranked 10th nationally, allowing an average of 62.7 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, North Texas’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.1% this season.

Will the Owls Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Florida Atlantic comes into this game with a 24-7 record and they have won their last three games. At home this season, they have gone 15-1, and their average scoring margin at home is +14.1 points per game.

So far this season, the Owls have been favored in 29 of their 31 games, and they have gone 22-7 as the favorite. Their opponent for this game is North Texas, and in their last game, they defeated Memphis by a score of 92-84.

Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 15-16 this season, going 9-7 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Owls are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Florida Atlantic’s over/under record this season sits at 16-15. So far, 25 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 137.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points. On the year, games involving the Owls have averaged 156.4 points.

In their latest game, Florida Atlantic offense put up 92 points against Memphis. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.6% and made 11 threes. Johnell Davis is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Vladislav Goldin brings a PPG average of 15.2 into the game.

The Owls’ defense is presently ranked 212nd nationally, allowing an average of 73.3 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Memphis, the Tigers finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 84 points vs. Florida Atlantic.