Looking to win big? The Roadrunners and Mean Green face off at 4:00 ET on ESPNU. The Mean Green are hosting the game at UNT Coliseum in Denton, TX. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 137.5 points, and North Texas is favored by -13.5 to win at home against UTSA.

UTSA ROADRUNNERS VS NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: UTSA Roadrunners +13.5

This game will be played at UNT Coliseum at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE UTSA ROADRUNNERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Mean Green.
  • Even though we have North Texas winning straight-up, we like UTSA at +13.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can UTSA Lock in a Road Win?

UTSA has struggled on the road this season, going just 2-11 away from home with an average scoring margin of -10.2 points per game. The Roadrunners have also lost their last six road games and are coming off a 66-61 loss to South Florida.

Overall, UTSA is 8-19 on the year and has lost seven straight games. In American Athletic Conference play, the Roadrunners are just 2-12 compared to their 6-7 non-conference record.

As the underdog this season, UTSA has gone 9-10 vs. the spread. Their road ATS record is 5-8 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the Roadrunners have an over/under record of 18-8 and today’s line of 137.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (153.2). So far, 21 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 145 points.

UTSA offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 61 points against South Florida. In that game, they made 9/32 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 29.4%. Christian Tucker is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 11.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jordan Ivy-Curry brings a PPG average of 16.5 into the game.

The Roadrunners’ defense is presently ranked 339th nationally, allowing an average of 82.8 points per contest. UTSA’s three-point defense is currently 224th in the country at 8.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.3% of their shots vs. UTSA.

Do the Mean Green Have a Shot at a Home Win?

North Texas has been a much better team at home this season, going 8-5 compared to 4-6 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +6.9, which is significantly better than their +1.6 average scoring margin on the road.

In their last game, the Mean Green lost to UAB by a score of 71-62. Over their last 10 games at home, North Texas has gone 6-4.

As the favorite this season, North Texas has an ATS mark of 9-5. Over their last three home games, the Mean Green are just 1-2 vs. the spread.

North Texas’ over/under record for the season sits at 11-11-1 and the average over/under line in their games is 128.7. So far, 22 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 137.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 137 points.

In their latest game, North Texas offense put up 62 points against UAB. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.7% and made 4 threes. Leading North Texas in scoring vs. UAB was Jason Edwards with his 29 points. Robert Allen also added 13 points for the Mean Green.

This season, the North Texas defense has been impressive, holding the 5th position in the country while permitting an average of 61.1 points per contest. In today’s game vs. UTSA, the North Texas defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, North Texas made 26 free-throws vs. the Mean Green.