North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech C-USA Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023
The C-USA conference tournament continues Thursday as the No. 2 seed North Texas Mean Green (25-6, 16-4 C-USA) face off against the No. 10 seed Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (15-17, 7-13 C-USA) at Ford Center at The Star, tipping off at 9:00 PM on ESPN+. North Texas is a 9.5-point favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under in the matchup is set at 118.5.
North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech Odds
- North Texas odds to win: -505
- Louisiana Tech odds to win: +371
- Spread: North Texas (-9.5)
- Total: 118.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Frisco, Texas
- Venue: Ford Center at The Star
Who Will Win North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech?
North Texas and Louisiana Tech Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
North Texas has a 3-5 record against the spread this season when favored by 9.5 points or more.
Louisiana Tech has a 3-0 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 9.5 points or more this season.
These two teams average 136.7 points per game combined, 18.2 more than the over/under of 118.5.
North Texas and Louisiana Tech have seen its opponents average a combined 7.1 more points per game than the over/under of 118.5 set for this matchup.
The average over/under North Texas has had in its matchups this year is 0.6 more points than this particular game’s point total.
Bulldogs games this season have averaged a total of 143.2 points, 24.7 more than the point total in this matchup.
The Mean Green have a 16-12-1 record against the spread this season.
The Bulldogs are 16-14-0 against the spread this season.
North Texas Stats & Insights
North Texas is outscoring opponents by 8.3 points per game with a +259 scoring differential overall. It puts up 63.7 points per game (341st in college basketball) and gives up 55.4 per outing (first in college basketball).
North Texas is 264th in the country at 30.3 rebounds per game. That’s 4.7 more than the 25.6 its opponents average.
The Mean Green make 2.2 more threes per contest than the opposition, 7.2 (204th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 5.0.
North Texas’ 95.3 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 140th in college basketball, and the 82.8 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 12th in college basketball.
Offensively, the Mean Green have fared better at home this year, averaging 64.6 points per game, compared to 63.4 per game away from home.
Louisiana Tech Stats & Insights
Louisiana Tech’s +91 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 2.8 points per game) is a result of putting up 73.0 points per game (148th in college basketball) while allowing 70.2 per contest (180th in college basketball).
Louisiana Tech prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 2.7 boards. It grabs 31.5 rebounds per game (194th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 28.8.
Louisiana Tech makes 8.7 three-pointers per game (52nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 8.5. It shoots 35.0% from deep, and its opponents shoot 37.0%.
Louisiana Tech ranks 168th in college basketball with 94.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and 147th defensively with 90.6 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Bulldogs are putting up more points at home (75.8 per game) than away (68.5).
North Texas Key Players to Watch
Tylor Perry leads the Mean Green in scoring, tallying 17.0 points per game to go with 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
North Texas’ leading rebounder is Abou Ousmane averaging 6.1 boards per game and its best passer is Kai Huntsberry and his 2.9 assists per game.
The Mean Green get the most three-point shooting production out of Perry, who knocks down 3.1 threes per game.
Rubin Jones and Ousmane lead North Texas on the defensive end, with Jones leading the team in steals averaging 1.5 per game and Ousmane in blocks averaging 1.3 per contest.
Louisiana Tech Key Players to Watch
The Bulldogs’ Cobe Williams puts up enough points (18.8 per game) and assists (4.0 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.
Isaiah Crawford is at the top of the Louisiana Tech rebounding leaderboard with 5.3 rebounds per game. He also racks up 13.9 points and adds 2.7 assists per game.
Keaston Willis is consistent from deep and leads the Bulldogs with 2.6 made threes per game.
Williams (2.0 steals per game) is the steal leader for Louisiana Tech while Kenny Hunter (1.0 block per game) is the block leader.
North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Louisiana Tech (+9.5)
- Pick OU:
North Texas 70, Louisiana Tech 61
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