In a non-conference college basketball matchup Sunday, the North Texas Mean Green out of the Conference USA will attempt to defeat the Saint Mary’s Gaels, who went to the NCAA Tournament last season. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball odds, picks, betting trends and KenPom rankings, then give our North Texas vs Saint Mary’s prediction for the NCAA game today.
North Texas vs Saint Mary’s Game Info
North Texas Mean Green (1-0, 0-0 CUSA) vs Saint Mary’s Gaels (2-0, 0-0 WCC)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022
Time: 8 PM ET
Venue: The Pavilion — Moraga, CA
North Texas vs Saint Mary’s College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
Point Spread: NT: +8 (-105) | SMC: -8 (-115)
Total: 122 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
KenPom rankings are from KenPom.com.
North Texas vs Saint Mary’s College Basketball Betting Trends
- Saint Mary’s is 1-1 ATS this season
- Saint Mary’s Overs are 2-0 this season
- North Texas is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
- North Texas is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games
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North Texas vs Saint Mary’s Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks
North Texas comes into this game after a year where they went 10-7 in C-USA play and 17-13 overall. North Texas was a tournament team two seasons ago, so they will be looking to turn the page and knock off a top-40 team in Saint Mary’s, but it will not be easy.
In their game against South Nazarene, Abou Ousmane and Kai Huntsberry led the way for the mean green, having a combined 43 of the 53 points. That’s good and bad, as that shows how bad their depth was or how ready they were for the start of the season. They have two freshmen on the team — Chris Morgan and Grayson Allo, who have yet to see the court.
Saint Mary’s is coming off a year that they went to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2019. In their two games against tough Vermont and Oral Roberts teams, they played exceptionally well. Mitchell Saxen has been strong for the Gaels, a year that would be poised as a breakout year for the Junior. Alex Ducas and Logan Johnson have also played well. Johnson is a fifth-year senior and Ducas is a fourth-year senior. The test for them has been hitting the shot from three, as you saw them struggle against Oral Roberts in that department. If they can’t hit that shot, the Mean Green might pull off an improbable win.
Our college basketball betting North Texas vs Saint Mary’s prediction tonight will be SAINT MARY’S COVERS at BetOnline.
For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Saint Mary’s a 78.9% chance to win.