The North Texas Mean Green (1-1) will be at home in The Super Pit when they challenge the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (1-1). Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. North Texas Mean Green Betting Preview
The last time the Wildcats played, they lost big to the Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros, 92-74. With 21 points on 6-for-13 shooting, Isaiah Bailey was the top scorer from either team. Texas-Rio Grande Valley had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.9 vs. 24.4). Bethune-Cookman, on the other hand, did an excellent job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (28-36; 77.8 percent).
The Mean Green are trying to rebound after their 86-67 loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in their last contest. Shane Temara led North Texas in scoring with 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting. Nebraska did a terrific job of making free throws (33-45; 73.3 percent). North Texas, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.444 vs. 0.442).
This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of North Texas. Since last season, North Texas ranks 211th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.1 percent), while the pesky defense of Bethune-Cookman has forced the 70th-most turnovers in the nation (20.6 percent).
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at North Texas Mean Green ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – North Texas, ATS Winner – North Texas, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Wildcats average 22.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 121st in the nation. The Mean Green rank 222nd in three pointers allowed per game (22.4).
- North Texas averages 3.2 blocks per game, which ranks 157th in the NCAA. Bethune-Cookman ranks 204th in blocks allowed per game (3.9).
- Bethune-Cookman averages 7.6 steals per game, which ranks 32nd in the nation. North Texas ranks 218th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
- The Mean Green rank 130th in rebounds per game (36.3) while the Wildcats rank 308th in rebounds allowed per game (39.9).
- Bethune-Cookman ranks 136th in assists per game (14.1) while North Texas ranks 288th (11.3).