North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee Prediction: Spread, Total Points, Moneyline Picks – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee Prediction: Spread, Total Points, Moneyline Picks – Thursday, March 2, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-11, 11-7 C-USA) are 6.5-point underdogs as they try to continue a three-game win streak when they visit the North Texas Mean Green (23-6, 14-4 C-USA) on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at UNT Coliseum. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET on CBS Sports Network. The point total is set at 120 for the matchup.

North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee Odds

  • North Texas odds to win: -306
  • Middle Tennessee odds to win: +246
  • Spread: North Texas (-6.5)
  • Total: 120

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Where: Denton, Texas
  • Venue: UNT Coliseum

Who Will Win North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee?

North Texas and Middle Tennessee Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games it has played as at least 6.5-point favorites this season, North Texas is 6-7 against the spread.

Middle Tennessee is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least a 6.5-point underdog.

The two teams average a combined 14.9 more points per game, 134.9, than this matchup’s total of 120 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined four more points per game, 124, than this game’s over/under of 120 points.

North Texas’ average point total in matchups this year is 120, which equals the total in this game.

The average point total for the Blue Raiders this year is 18.9 points higher than this game’s over/under.

The Mean Green are 14-12-1 against the spread this season.

The Blue Raiders have a 14-13-0 record against the spread this season.

North Texas Stats & Insights

North Texas averages 63.6 points per game (342nd in college basketball) while giving up 56.3 per contest (second in college basketball). It has a +211 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 7.3 points per game.

North Texas prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 4.7 boards. It is recording 30.2 rebounds per game (270th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 25.5 per contest.

The Mean Green connect on 7.3 three-pointers per game (197th in college basketball) while shooting 35.4% from beyond the arc (118th in college basketball). They are making 2.2 more threes per contest than their opponents, who drain 5.1 per game while shooting 31.1%.

North Texas averages 95.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (145th in college basketball), and gives up 84.2 points per 100 possessions (28th in college basketball).

At home, the Mean Green are posting 1.1 more points per game (64.5) than they are in road games (63.4).

Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights

Middle Tennessee’s +105 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.6 points per game) is a result of putting up 71.3 points per game (186th in college basketball) while giving up 67.7 per outing (108th in college basketball).

Middle Tennessee grabs 31 rebounds per game (232nd in college basketball) while allowing 28.1 per outing to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 2.9 boards per game.

Middle Tennessee hits 7 three-pointers per game (224th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 6.5 on average.

Middle Tennessee’s 93.5 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 190th in college basketball, and the 88.8 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 111th in college basketball.

The Blue Raiders are putting up more points at home (72.2 per game) than on the road (70.4).

North Texas Key Players to Watch

Tylor Perry leads the Mean Green in scoring, tallying 16.9 points per game to go with 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

North Texas’ leading rebounder is Abou Ousmane averaging six boards per game and its best passer is Kai Huntsberry and his three assists per game.

Perry makes more threes per game than any other member of the Mean Green, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.1 per contest.

Rubin Jones is North Texas’ leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Ousmane leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

Middle Tennessee Key Players to Watch

Eli Lawrence is the top scorer for the Blue Raiders with 12.6 points per game. He also adds 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game to his scoring output.

DeAndre Dishman puts up a stat line of 5.4 rebounds, 10.7 points and 2.1 assists per game for Middle Tennessee to take the top rebound spot on the team. Camryn Weston holds the top spot for assists with 2.8 per game, adding 10.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.

Lawrence is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Blue Raiders, hitting 1.7 threes per game.

Teafale Lenard is at the top of the Middle Tennessee steals and blocks leaderboards with 1.7 steals per game and two blocks per game.

North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Middle Tennessee (+6.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (120)

  • Prediction:
    North Texas 68, Middle Tennessee 62
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