North Texas Mean Green vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs: 2/5/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 5, 2021

The North Texas Mean Green (9-5) bring a four-game win streak into a home matchup with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (14-5), winners of three straight. The Bulldogs are underdogs by 4.5 points in the contest, which tips at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, February 5, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 131.

Betting Information

North Texas vs Louisiana Tech Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
North Texas -4.5 -112 -110 131 -114 -108 -209 170

Computer Picks

Computer picks for North Texas vs Louisiana Tech
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
North Texas (-4.5) Over (131) North Texas 71 Louisiana Tech 66

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Total Facts

  • In 10 of 14 outings (71.4%) this year, the Mean Green and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s point total of 131 points.
  • Louisiana Tech and its opponents have combined to score at least 131 points in 68.4% of their games this season (13 of 19 opportunities).
  • These teams average a combined 148.3 points per game, 17.3 more points than the total of 131 set for this game.
  • The Mean Green and the Bulldogs have seen their opponents average a combined 1.6 less points per game than the point total of 131 set in this outing.
  • The average point total for Mean Green games this year is 6.8 more points than the over/under of 131 in this matchup.
  • The average total for Bulldogs games this season is 8.9 more points than the point total of 131 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Mean Green average 8.4 more points per game (74.9) than the Bulldogs give up (66.5).
  • When North Texas scores more than 66.5 points, it is 8-1 overall and 6-0 against the spread.
  • Louisiana Tech is 1-3 overall and 0-4 against the spread in games when it allows more than 74.9 points.
  • The Bulldogs put up 10.5 more points per game (73.4) than the Mean Green give up (62.9).
  • Louisiana Tech has gone 14-3 overall and 10-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 62.9 points.
  • North Texas is 0-2 against the spread and 2-1 overall when it allows its opponents to put up more than 73.4 points.
  • The Mean Green have scored a total of 169 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 12.0 per game), and the Bulldogs have out-scored opponents by 131 points on the season (6.9 more per game).

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North Texas Betting Information

  • The Mean Green have been solid against the spread this season, earning an 8-4 record.
  • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the Mean Green have fared well against the spread, putting up a 7-2 record.
  • North Texas and its adversaries have combined to cover the point total in 6 of 12 games this season (50%).

Louisiana Tech Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have a winning record against the spread, going 10-8 ATS (covering 55.6% of the time).
  • The Bulldogs have fared well as a 4.5-point underdog, going 6-5 against the spread when they are at least 4.5-point underdogs.
  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this season — 8 of 18 (44.4%).

Head to Head

North Texas vs Louisiana Tech (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/22/2020 North Texas -4 133 N/A N/A Regular Season 73-71 LATECH
1/18/2020 Louisiana Tech -6.5 130.5 -299 +232 Regular Season 51-50 NTX
2/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-53 LATECH
1/3/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 63-59 NTX

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North Texas Leaders

  • Javion Hamlet leads the Mean Green in points and assists per game, scoring 13.9 points and distributing 4.8 assists.
  • Zachary Simmons is North Texas’ best rebounder, pulling down an average of 6.4 boards in each contest while scoring 10.7 points per game.
  • James Reese’s 2.0 made threes per game lead the Mean Green.
  • The North Texas steals leader is Reese, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Thomas Bell, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.

Louisiana Tech Leaders

  • Kalob Ledoux is the top scorer for the Bulldogs with 11.7 points per game. He also adds 4.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • Kenneth Lofton Jr. puts up a stat line of 6.6 rebounds, 10.2 points and 1.1 assists per game for Louisiana Tech to take the top rebound spot on the team. Cobe Williams has the top spot for assists with 3.0 per game, adding 8.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per outing.
  • Ledoux is dependable from deep and leads the Bulldogs with 1.7 made threes per game.
  • Louisiana Tech’s leader in steals is Williams with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Andrew Gordon with 0.6 per game.
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