Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs North Texas Mean Green Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs North Texas Mean Green
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Ford Center At The Star in Frisco, TX
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (23-9) are hitting the road to Ford Center At The Star on Friday where they will meet the North Texas Mean Green (24-5).
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs faced off with Western Kentucky and earned the victory with a final of 59-57 in their last game. Louisiana Tech finished the game having earned a 45.8% field goal percentage (22 of 48) and made 9 out of their 22 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 6 of 10 tries for a rate of 60.0%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they compiled 31 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 9 assists for this contest while forcing 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Pertaining to defense, Louisiana Tech allowed the other team to shoot 35.6% from the field on 21 out of 59 shooting. Western Kentucky recorded 2 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Western Kentucky totaled 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Western Kentucky ended up shooting 63.2% at the free throw line by making 12 of their 19 shots. They converted 3 of 21 tries from three-point range. In relation to fouls, the Bulldogs walked away with 17 while Western Kentucky recorded 12 fouls.
Kenneth Lofton is a guy who was a major factor for this contest. He finished the game at 45.5% from the floor and also dished out 5 assists. He played 30 minutes and also snagged 12 rebounds. He finished with 15 points on 5 of 11 shooting.
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Louisiana Tech comes into this game with a record of 23-9 on the season. They average 76.3 points per game (53rd in Division 1) while hitting 46.1% from the floor. The Bulldogs are hitting 34.9% on 3-point shots (272 of 780) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Louisiana Tech is pulling in 36.1 boards per contest and has earned 457 dimes on the season, which ranks 67th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 11.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 14.5 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Bulldogs have forced 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 33.4% on 3-point shots while they are 165th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (68.6). The Bulldogs are giving up a FG percentage of 41.6% (792 of 1,905) and they concede 35.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 219th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 407 relinquished for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the North Texas Mean Green walked away with a victory by a final of 68-50 against Rice. In relation to rebounds, North Texas permitted Rice to grab 22 in all (5 offensive). They wrapped up this game 16.7% from distance by going 2 of 12 and finished the contest at 12 out of 15 at the free throw line (80.0%). The Mean Green allowed Rice to bury 18 of 47 tries from the floor which left them shooting 38.3% for this contest. Overall, the Mean Green ended up going 27 out of 54 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. In regard to 3-pointers, North Texas made 7 of their 24 attempts (29.2%). They were able to bury 7 of them for a percentage of 50.0%. Rice was called for 13 fouls for the contest which got the Mean Green to the charity stripe for a total of 14 shots. They also turned it over 8 times, while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The Mean Green were able to snag 23 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for the contest.
Abou Ousmane was important for the Mean Green in the matchup. He tallied 16 points in his 19 minutes on the court, but didn't get an assist. He made 8 of 10 for the contest for a field goal rate of 80.0%, and earned 8 rebounds.
North Texas has a win-loss mark of 24-5 for the season. The Mean Green have committed 15.8 fouls per game and they shoot 64.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 11.0 times per game (320th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 11.4 times per contest. North Texas has totaled 1,911 pts for the year (65.9 per contest) and they collect 33.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Mean Green are connecting on 45.1% from the field, which ranks 121st in college hoops.
The North Texas defense concedes 27.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (116 of 417) and their opposition knocks down 68.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 8.1 dimes and 28.8 boards per contest, which ranks them 1st and 4th in the nation. The Mean Green are ranked 1st in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 55.4. They are forcing 12.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (90th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Texas
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