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North Texas Mean Green vs Dayton Flyers 12/17/2019 Game Analysis, Predictions and Picks
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North Texas Mean Green vs Dayton Flyers 12/17/2019 – The Flyers are holding a strong 8-1 record as they host the Mean Green at home. It has been a struggle for North Texas but there has been a good light since they won two out of their last three games. This basketball game will be held on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 PM at the University of Dayton Arena in Ohio City. ESPN+ will hold the TV rights of the match and live streaming is available at SofaScore. NCAAB Point Spread Picks see North Texas as the heavy underdogs in this match against the flyers.
North Texas Mean Green vs Dayton Flyers 12/17/2019
North Texas Mean Green
North Texas Mean Green is looking better after winning two of their last three matches. Against the Little Rock Trojans, they won by a 23-point margin and that gave them the necessary confidence boost. North Texas relies heavily on Umoja Gibson who averages 15.8 points and shoots 43.5% from the three-point arc. However, Gibson is the lone wolf as his teammates lack the firepower to support him.
The second and third best scoring players just above 8 points and that is Javion Hamlet and Dneg Geu. Each of those players needs to step up on the scoring department to ease up the defense on Gibson and give them a chance to dictate the pace of the game. Big man Zachary Simmons can only provide so much. Expect him to get heavier minutes when they face the Dayton Flyers.
Players to watch:
U. Gibson G (10 GP 30.8 MIN 15.8 PTS 2.2 REB 2.5 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 2.4 TO 46.2 FG% 85.7 FT% 43.5 3P%), J. Hamlet G (10 GP 27.8 MIN 8.7 PTS 2.6 REB 3.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 3.1 TO 38.2 FG% 85.2 FT% 33.3 3P%), D. Geu F (10 GP 22.7 MIN 8.6 PTS 6.6 REB 0.4 AST 0.3 STL 0.8 BLK 1.7 TO 53 FG% 58.3 FT% 18.2 3P%).
The Flyers are riding a three-game losing streak after dropping their match via overtime against the Kansas Jayhawks. The team looked better as they won with convincing margins in their past three games. Obi Toppin looks to increase his NBA draft stock as he is averaging 21.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. Him alone will be a huge load to defend for the Mean Green.
Four other players average double-digits for the Flyers with Jalen Crutcher doing 12.1 points, 5.8 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals per night. Trey Landers, Ibi Watson and Ryan Mikesell are solid double-digit contributors giving Toppin and Crutcher the support that they need. Rodney Chatman adds depth to the team as well and it seems that they are just waiting for the next big challenge in the tournament. Expect the Flyers to soar high in this matchup against North Texas and will increase on their winning streak.
Players to watch:
O. Toppin F (9 GP 30.7 MIN 21.1 PTS 8.2 REB 1.7 AST 0.9 STL 1.4 BLK 2.2 TO 65.2 FG% 75 FT% 40.7 3P%), J. Crutcher G (9 GP 31.7 MIN 12.1 PTS 2.8 REB 5.8 AST 1.2 STL 0 BLK 2.6 TO 41.1 FG% 100 FT% 38.2 3P%), T. Landers G (9 GP 25.7 MIN 10.7 PTS 5.6 REB 2 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.1 TO 64.3 FG% 70.8 FT% 43.8 3P%).
North Texas Mean Green vs Dayton Flyers Betting Predictions
North Texas Mean Green
Mean Green is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Flyers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
North Texas Mean Green vs Dayton Flyers Betting Picks
This is a tough game for Mean Green as they are not favored to win this game according to How To Bet On Basketball Games. Dayton are looking to provide their home crowd something to cheer on. The talent of the Flyers is just too much for North Texas and it is just a question of how huge their win is in this game with a very minimal chance of an upset.
Moneyline: The moneyline of -2,500 is given to Dayton with a victory while an upset by North Texas is at +1,250.
Spread: It is a 16-point spread across both teams with Dayton having a -16 while North Texas is on the other side at +16.
Total: The predicted total for this game is 134.5 with the Flyers going under while Mean Green is the team under.
Score Prediction: 76-60, Flyers win.