Looking to win big? The Mean Green and Blazers face off at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The Blazers are hosting the game at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, AL. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 132.5 points, and UAB is favored by -2.5 to win at home against North Texas.

NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN VS UAB BLAZERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UAB Blazers -2.5

This game will be played at Bartow Arena at 3:00 ET on Sunday, February 18th.

WHY BET THE UAB BLAZERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Blazers.
  • Not only will UAB pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Mean Green Offense Score Enough on the Road?

North Texas comes into this game as the underdog, as they have gone 1-7 in games where they are not favored this season. They are 14-10 overall, including a 7-5 record in American Athletic Conference play.

On the road, the Mean Green are 4-5 this season, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home. In their most recent game, they defeated Memphis by a score of 76-66.

When looking at North Texas’ ATS record this season, they have gone 14-8. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-3, and over their last three road games, they are 3-0 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Mean Green have gone 5-3 vs. the spread this season and are 7-3 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

North Texas’ over/under record this season is 10-11-1 and the average over/under line in their games is 128.6. So far, 14 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 132.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 2-1.

North Texas finished with 76 points in their game against Memphis. This total surpasses their season-average of 67.7 points per game. Jason Edwards is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.6 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Aaron Scott brings a PPG average of 11.7 into the game.

North Texas’ defense has been playing well, ranking 5th nationally, with 60.7 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.5 threes per game vs. UAB. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.4%.

Can UAB Lock in a Home Win?

UAB comes into this game as the favorite, with a record of 9-4 when favored. The Blazers have gone 10-3 at home this season, and they have won their last seven games at home.

So far, UAB’s average scoring margin at home is +2.3 points per game, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home. Overall, the Blazers have gone 16-8 this season, and they are currently on a two-game winning streak.

As the favorite this season, UAB has struggled vs. the spread with a 4-8-1 record. However, their ATS mark as the favorite has improved recently, going 3-0 in their last three games and 3-1-1 in their last five. Overall, their home ATS record is 7-5-1 this year.

This season, the over/under record for UAB games is 13-10 and today’s line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3.

The UAB offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Tulsa. Overall their field goal percentage was 37.5% while connecting on 7 threes. Coming into the game, the Blazers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 31%. On average, they get up 18.9 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 17.7 made free-throws.

At this time, the Blazers’ defense is positioned 254th in the country, permitting 75.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UAB’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.7% this season.