UAPB Golden Lions at North Texas Mean Green Free Prediction 12/20/18

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The North Texas Mean Green (11-1) welcome the UAPB Golden Lions (3-7) to The Super Pit. The Mean Green look to continue their eight-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

UAPB Golden Lions vs. North Texas Mean Green Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Mean Green had no trouble getting past the Angelo State Rams, 89-55, while the Golden Lions lost to the San Diego State Aztecs, 76-60.

North Texas dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.250 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.617. Angelo State put up marks of 0.140 and 0.412, respectively, for those same stats. UAPB, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (28.6 vs. 27.0). North Texas was led by Umoja Gibson, who had 32 points. Meanwhile, Martaveous McKnight had a good game for UAPB, contributing 29 points and eight rebounds.

The Golden Lions’ McKnight has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Ryan Woolridge has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Mean Green.

North Texas could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their prolific offense goes up against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. The Mean Green rank 40th in offensive efficiency, while UAPB ranks 270th in defensive efficiency. Furthermore, the Golden Lions rank 277th in turnover percentage (20.9 percent), while the Mean Green rank 44th in opponents’ turnover percentage (22.7 percent).

UAPB Golden Lions at North Texas Mean Green Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – North Texas, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • North Texas ranks 36th in rebounds allowed per game (31.5) while UAPB ranks 225th (38.2).
  • The Golden Lions rank 24th in blocks allowed per game (3.4) while the Mean Green rank 99th (3.5).
  • UAPB ranks 48th in three pointers allowed per game (19.8) while North Texas ranks 76th (20.7).
  • The Mean Green rank 11th in assists allowed per game (9.2) while the Golden Lions rank 171st (16.7).
  • North Texas averages 7.7 steals per game, which ranks 52nd in the country. UAPB ranks 145th in steals allowed per game (6.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Golden Lions’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 19.0, up from 13.7 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Mean Green have scored an average of 86.0 points per game (9.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 56.0 points per game (3.3 below their season average).