North Texas vs. Sam Houston NIT Prediction, 03/19

North Texas vs. Sam Houston NIT Prediction, 03/19

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Preview

As we approach the final stages of March Madness, North Texas and Sam Houston will go head-to-head in the National Invitation Tournament. This game promises to be an intense matchup between two talented teams that are both looking to make a statement.

In this article, we will take an extensive look at both teams and provide expert predictions for the game so get ready for more March Madness picks.

 

North Texas Mean Green

North Texas is coming off an impressive season where they went 27-7 overall and 16-4 in Conference USA play. They finished the season strong, winning eight of their last 10 games. The Mean Green are a well-rounded team that is strong on both ends of the court. They lead college basketball in defense, giving up just 55.6 points per game while holding opponents to 39.5% shooting. Offensively, they are averaging 70.6 points per game and shooting 44.6% from the field.

Tylor Perry has been the standout player for the Mean Green, averaging 16.9 points per game. Abou Ousmane has also been a key contributor, averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds over the last 10 games. North Texas will be looking to these two players to lead the way and help them advance in the tournament.

 

Sam Houston Bearkats

Sam Houston is coming off an equally impressive season, finishing with a record of 26-7 overall and 14-4 in the Western Athletic Conference. They have been solid on offense, averaging 72.7 points per game and shooting 45.8% from the field. Defensively, they have been holding their opponents to an average of 65.3 points per game.

Qua Grant has been the standout player for the Bearkats, averaging 14.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Donte Powers has also been a key contributor, averaging 11.9 points and 3.3 rebounds over the last 10 games. The Bearkats will be looking to these two players to help them secure the win and advance in the tournament.mes.

 

Betting Trends

Sam Houston State are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Sam Houston State's last 9 games.

Sam Houston State are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.

Sam Houston State are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against North Texas.

Sam Houston State are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

North Texas are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas' last 6 games.

North Texas are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games.

North Texas are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home.

North Texas are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Sam Houston State.

 

Prediction

Both teams have had impressive seasons and come into this game with a lot of momentum. However, North Texas has the edge in this matchup. They have been the more consistent team all season long and are coming off a strong finish to the regular season. The Mean Green have also been dominant on defense, which will make it difficult for Sam Houston to score.

Furthermore, North Texas has been a solid team against the spread this season, covering the spread in 16 of their 32 games. Meanwhile, Sam Houston has struggled against the spread, covering in only 11 of their 33 games. With the current spread set at -5.5 in favor of North Texas, the Mean Green are the smart bet to cover.

In conclusion, North Texas and Sam Houston are both talented teams that are capable of winning this game. However, North Texas has the edge in this matchup due to their consistency and dominant defense. We predict that the Mean Green will win and cover the -5.5 point spread.

 

PICK: North Texas -5.5 (-110)

 

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