North Texas at Western Kentucky NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The North Texas Mean Green travel to Ford Center to play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Western Kentucky as 3.5 point favorites.
North Texas comes into this game with an overall record of 20-11. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 70.3 points per game while giving up 62.8 per contest. Western Kentucky has an overall mark of 18-13. They are averaging 72.1 points per contest and giving up 70.4, which is a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 9-19-1 against the spread
The North Texas Mean Green are 11-16-1 against the over/under
Important Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 19-12-0 against the spread
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/15/18 F DeSean Murray Personal is out for season
01/21/19 F Marek Nelson Knee is out for season
Umoja Gibson comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Ryan Woolridge averages 11.7 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Charles Bassey averages 15.0 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.9 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Taveion Hollingsworth averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Texas averages 70.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 241st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 205th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 176th in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 66th and 211th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 126th with 13.4 per game. The Mean Green allow 62.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 35th and 36th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 78th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in Division 1. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Kentucky is 189th in the country with 72.1 points per game this year. They are 136th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 235th in the nation. They are 115th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 254th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Hilltoppers are 94th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Hilltoppers surrender 70.4 points per contest, which ranks them 157th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 215th in those defensive statistics. They rank 181st with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 173rd with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hilltoppers are 147th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Mean Green have an offensive rating of 103.9, which is ranked 167th. They are 268th in college basketball in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 152nd. As a unit they are 204th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 51st in D-1. North Texas is 103rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Western Kentucky is 82nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Hilltoppers are 198th in the country in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 178th in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 205th. As a team they are 165th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 323rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Texas/Western Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Western Kentucky -3.5
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