Sam Houston State at North Texas 3/19/23 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/16/2023 at 10:17 PM ET

On Sunday, the Sam Houston State Bearkats visit the UNT Coliseum in Denton, Texas to play a second round matchup in the NIT against the North Texas Mean Green. Sam Houston defeated Santa Clara 58-56 in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday night. Qua Grant scored a team high 21 points for Sam Houston. Sam Houston has won each of his last seven.

Qua Grant is the leading scorer and leader in assists for Sam Houston State with averages of 14.0 points and 4.1 assists per game, while Javion May is the leading rebounder with an average of 4.8 rebounds per game. Oklahoma State has three players averaging double figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 73.2 points per game while shooting 45.9% overall and 38.5% from three-point territory.

North Texas defeated Alcorn State on Wednesday in the opening round of the NIT 69-53, behind 21 points from Tylor Perry. North Texas came up big on defense holding Alcorn State to 30.9% shooting overall and 31.3% shooting from three-point territory. At the same time, North Texas hit 44.0% of its shots overall. North Texas has won four of its last five.

Tylor Perry is leading North Texas in scoring with an average of 16.8 points per game, while Abou Ousmane is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.1 rebounds per game and Kai Huntsberry is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 12.2 points and 3.0 assists per game. North Texas is scoring an average of 64.2 points per game while shooting 43.6% overall and 35.1% from 3-point territory.

Sam Houston State is playing very well and will pick up an upset victory on the road when visiting North Texas, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in eight of Sam Houston State's last nine and in four of North Texas' last six. Sam Houston State is allowing an average of only 58.5 points per game which is fifth best in the nation and North Texas has an even better defense allowing an average of just 55.4 points per game which is first in the country. Final Score Prediction, Sam Houston State Bearkats win but our best play is UNDER 55-52.

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