North Texas Mean Green vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: 3/13/2021 C-USA Championship Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 13, 2021

The C-USA conference champion will be crowned and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket will be awarded on Saturday when the No. 3 seed North Texas Mean Green (16-9) and the No. 1 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (20-6) face off at 9:00 PM ET, live on CBS Sports. North Texas is listed as a 1.5-point favorite to claim the title.

Betting Information

North Texas vs Western Kentucky Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
North Texas -1.5 -110 -110 128.5 -110 -110 -110 -108

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Total Facts

  • The Mean Green and their opponents have scored at least 128.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 14 of 25 opportunities (56%) this year.
  • Western Kentucky and its opponents have added up to score at least 128.5 points in 84.6% of their matchups this season (22 of 26 chances).
  • The two teams average a combined 15.4 more points per game (143.9) than this game’s over/under of 128.5 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.1 more points per game (129.6) than this game’s total of 128.5 points.
  • The average point total in Mean Green games this year is 3.1 more points than the over/under of 128.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Hilltoppers this season is 13.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Mean Green put up just two more points per game (70.2) than the Hilltoppers give up (68.2).
  • North Texas is 10-2 overall and 9-0 against the spread when scoring more than 68.2 points.
  • Western Kentucky is 5-4 overall and 3-6 against the spread in games when it allows more than 70.2 points.
  • The Hilltoppers score an average of 73.7 points per game, 12.3 more points than the 61.4 the Mean Green give up to opponents.
  • Western Kentucky has put together an 11-0 ATS record and a 19-3 overall record in games it scores more than 61.4 points.
  • North Texas has an ATS record of 0-2 and a 2-1 record overall when its opponents score more than 73.7 points.
  • The Mean Green have scored a total of 219 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 8.8 per game), and the Hilltoppers have out-scored opponents by 145 points on the season (5.5 more per game).

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North Texas Betting Information

  • North Texas has been good against the spread this season, posting a 15-8 record.
  • When favored by at least 1.5 points, the Mean Green have fared well against the spread, putting up a 12-6 record.
  • North Texas and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 9 of 23 games this season (39.1%).

Western Kentucky Betting Information

  • Western Kentucky has a losing record against the spread, going 11-15 ATS (covering only 42.3% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Hilltoppers have a record ATS of 8-12.
  • Western Kentucky and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this season — 12 of 26 (46.2%).

Head to Head

North Texas vs Western Kentucky (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/1/2020 North Texas -6.5 136 -294 +230 Regular Season 78-72 NTX
1/2/2020 Western Kentucky -3.5 136.5 -173 +140 Regular Season 93-84 WKENT
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 62-59 WKENT

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North Texas Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Mean Green is Javion Hamlet, who scores 14.7 points and dishes out 4.5 assists per game.
  • Zachary Simmons is the Mean Green best rebounder, hauling in an average of 6.2 boards in each contest while scoring 10.3 points per game.
  • James Reese makes more threes per game than any other member of the Mean Green, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.
  • The North Texas steals leader is Reese, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Thomas Bell, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.

Western Kentucky Leaders

  • The Hilltoppers’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Charles Bassey with 17.9 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.
  • Dayvion McKnight notches more assists than any other Western Kentucky player with 4.0 per game. He also scores 6.1 points and pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game.
  • Luke Frampton is reliable from three-point range and leads the Hilltoppers with 2.0 made threes per game.
  • The Hilltoppers’ leader in steals is Josh Anderson with 1.8 per game, and Bassey is their leader in blocks with 3.2 per game.
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