The Mean Green and Tigers are set to face off at 11:30 ET on ESPNU. The Tigers will host the game at TD Arena in Charleston, SC. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 129.5 points, and the Tigers are favored to win at home against the Mean Green.
NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN VS LSU TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: LSU Tigers -2.5
This game will be played at TD Arena at 11:30 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE LSU TIGERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Tigers.
- Not only will LSU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 129.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can the Mean Green Pull Off a Road Win?
North Texas comes into this game with an overall record of 2-1, having played three games so far. Over their last ten road games, including those from last year, North Texas has gone 8-2. As North Texas enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 1-2. Looking back at their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, North Texas has gone 7-3 vs. the spread.
In three games, North Texas comes in with an over/under mark of 2-1-0, with their games averaging 134.7 points per game. The Mean Green have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 66 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
The North Texas offense is coming off a game where they scored 52 points against St. John’s. They posted a field goal percentage of 32.7% and connected on 6 threes. Leading North Texas in scoring vs. St. John’s was Aaron Scott with his 13 points. Jason Edwards also added 9 points for the Mean Green.
At this time, the Mean Green’s defense is positioned 44th in the country, permitting 64.7 points per game. So far, the North Texas defense is giving up an average of 9.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.3 times per game (312nd).
Will the Tigers Live Up to Expectations at Home?
So far this season, LSU has played three games and have a record of 1-2. All of their games have been at home. In terms of LSU’s performance against the spread, they come into today’s game with a 1-2 record. Over their previous ten games, including those from last season, LSU has gone 3-7 vs. the spread.
Through three games, LSU has an over/under record of 2-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 145.7 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Tigers’ games have averaged 79 points per game, along with an over/under record of 4-1.
Against Dayton, the LSU had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 79.7 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 53.1% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Will Baker, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 13.7, while Jalen Reed also carries a PPG average of 12.7 into the game.
At present, the Tigers’ defense is nationally ranked 50th, allowing 66.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, LSU’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 37.5% this season.