North Texas Mean Green (12-6) vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (16-4)
The upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball showdown between the North Texas Mean Green and the Florida Atlantic Owls is set to be a riveting encounter. This game is a must-watch for fans and bettors alike. Scheduled for Sunday, the match promises to be a highlight in the NCAAB betting picks calendar.
North Texas Mean Green stands out with their disciplined play, evident by an average points per game of 67.5 and an excellent field goal percentage of 42.8%. Defensive rebounding (24.8 per game) and steals (6.8 per game) stand out, though turnovers (11.8 per game) could become an issue against an opponent such as FAU.
Florida Atlantic Owls’ offensive prowess is one of their greatest strengths, averaging 83.4 points per game with an exceptional field goal percentage of 48.9% and contributing significantly to scoring efficiency through three point field goal percentage (36%) and free throw percentage (70%).
North Texas Mean Green vs. Florida Atlantic Owls Game Info
|Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 1:00 PM ET
|Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena
Jason Edwards (Guard) vs. Johnell Davis (Guard)
Jason Edwards has been the catalyst for North Texas this season, averaging 16.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 42.1% from the field. He excels at creating his own shot but struggles from three at just 34.5%. He’ll need to lift the Mean Green’s 34th ranked offense against the Owls’ stout defense.
Johnell Davis does it all for Florida Atlantic, putting up 18.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals per contest. He shoots a blistering 50.6% from the floor and 46.3% from deep. His versatility on both ends gives the Owls an advantage at the guard spot over Edwards and North Texas.
This matchup features two high-scoring guards. Davis has been more efficient thanks to the talent around him while Edwards shoulders more of the load. Davis’ superior shooting gives him the edge, but Edwards could exploit Florida Atlantic if they have lapses on defense. Ultimately, Davis’ output and efficiency prevail here.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds for this game are yet to be determined, but based on recent performances and overall team statistics, Florida Atlantic might be the slight favorites. However, the odds will depend on various factors, including player fitness and team strategies leading up to the game.
North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
North Texas is 4-1 straight up in their last 5 contests but just 3-2 against the spread during that stretch. This indicates they’ve been winning some close games. The totals have gone OVER in just 1 of their previous 5 matchups. For road games, North Texas is 3-4 against the spread and the OVER has hit in 3 of 8 games.
Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Owls ride a 5-game win streak heading into this one but are just 1-4 against the spread over that span, meaning they’ve been involved in some tight games. The OVER has hit in 4 of Florida Atlantic’s last 5 games. At home, the Owls are 5-6 against the spread this season while the OVER is 6-3 in their last 9 home matchups.
North Texas Mean Green vs. Florida Atlantic Owls 1/28/24 Betting Picks
Considering the statistics and recent performances, Florida Atlantic Owls seem to have an edge in this matchup, particularly with their offensive firepower. However, North Texas’ defensive capabilities should not be underestimated, potentially making this a closer game than anticipated.
In terms of betting, Florida Atlantic might be the safer pick to win, but North Texas could cover the spread, especially if it’s set favorably. Prop bets on individual performances, especially on players like Johnell Davis, could be interesting. The over/under for this game will be crucial, given FAU’s high-scoring nature and North Texas’ defensive style. For those using the best bookie software, these insights can guide more informed betting decisions.