North Texas vs. San Francisco Pick

CBI Predictions: Can North Texas upset San Francisco in Game 1? 3/26/18

The CBI Tournament begins its best-of-three series tonight when North Texas travels to San Francisco. Here’s our breakdown of the contest.

GAME SNAPSHOT

CBI Tournament: (741) North Texas at (742) San Francisco

Monday, March 26, 2018

Location: War Memorial Gymnasium, San Francisco, California

TV: ESPNU, 10PM ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, San Francisco is favored in this game, as the Dons are getting odds of -4.5 points against North Texas. The over/under total is currently listed at 141 points.

LINE MOVEMENT

The spread opened with San Francisco as a 3.5-point favorite. It climbed to a peak of 5 points before falling back to 4.5. The over/under total opened at 140.5 points. It hit a low of 140 points before moving up to 141.

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PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

As of Monday afternoon, the public betting for this contest is behind North Texas. The Mean Green are getting 55 percent of the wagers as an underdog against San Francisco.

KEY INJURIES

Neither team has any new players listed on the injury report for tonight’s game.

BETTING STRATEGIES

North Texas has picked up wins over South Dakota, Mercer and Jacksonville State on its way to the championship series. The Mean Green have covered the spread in all three wins, being the underdog in two of them. North Texas is 18-11 against the spread this season and 12-5 ATS away from home. The Mean Green average 72.8 points per game on offense while allowing 71.5 per game.

San Francisco has gotten past Colgate, Utah Valley and Campbell. The Dons are just 1-2 against the spread in this tournament, with all three being played on its home court. San Francisco is just 12-20 against the spread for the season and only 5-12 ATS at home. The Dons are putting up 68.7 per game on offense while allowing 68.8 per contest.

The trends are too strong for North Texas to ignore. The Mean Green have already shown an ability to cover as an underdog and on the road in this tournament. San Francisco hasn’t been good at covering at home all season and I think they will have trouble against this North Texas squad.

 

CBI TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: NORTH TEXAS +4.5

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