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Charlotte vs. North Texas Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 2-13-2020

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#633 Charlotte
49ers 8.5
#634 North Texas
Mean Green -8.5

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:00pm

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Game Stats

Charlotte

14 - 9

13-9
ATS
13-10
O/U
68
PPG
64
OPPG

North Texas

16 - 9

16-6
ATS
12-10
O/U
71
PPG
63
OPPG

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The Charlotte 49ers are on the road again to face the North Texas Mean Green in a Conference-USA match-up on Thursday night. Both teams are high on confidence after winning their previous games.

Charlotte's conference record continues to impress

Form

The 49ers have been pretty steady right through the season. They have a 14-9 season record and have bettered that in conference play, with an 8-4 record. They've won their previous two games, and four of their last six.

Last game

The 49ers beat UTSA Roadrunners 91-84. Jordan Shepherd scored 26 points, 5 of 7 from distance. He also had seven boards. Malik Martin chipped in with 19 points. Jahmir Young had 16 points.

Efficiency

The 49ers have quite a strong points differential. They have scored 68.4, while they concede 64.3, which puts them 54th in that statistic. That defense has been their unique selling points this season.

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North Texas sit atop the C-USA

Form

The Mean Green have been in sensational touch this season. They have a 16-9 season record. In conference play, their 10-2 record puts them first in the C-USA standings. In their previous 11 games, they have lost just one.

Last game

The Mean Green beat the UAB Blazers 71-64 in their previous game. Javion Hamlet and Umoja Gibson had 13 points apiece, while Thomas Bell scored 12 points. James Reese chipped in with 11 points.

Efficiency

North Texas have built their season around their sterling defense. They currently concede just 63.3 points per game, which puts them 36th nationally. Offensively, they score 71.5 points a game.

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The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

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Rating:

It's all on the line for the Mean Green. A presence in March will mean a lot to their campaign, but how deep can they go? How efficiently can they close out these games? In terms of defensive capability, the Mean Green are right up there. They have closed out tight games extremely well so far, and that experience and confidence will make a big difference in close games likes these.

Prediction: North Texas -8

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Rating:

Both these teams like slow-paced, controlled basketball. They both rank inside the top 100 in points conceded, which should make a big difference in terms of possessions. Fewer the possessions, lower the chances of points racking up. The Mean Green concede just 63.3 points per game, which makes them one of the best defensive teams in the country. Expect a low-scoring thriller.

Prediction: Under 127

Nikhil Kalro

Nikhil has been working with ESPN since the age of 18 and covers cricket for their website ESPNcricinfo. We now have his talents here at StatSalt. When not writing or editing news, game reports, commentary and analysis stories, he is following American sports. A love for stats and patterns, research and results and years of handicapping experience makes him one to follow as a reliable capper. A degree in business administration and a keen eye for volatile industries like the stock market help too.

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