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North Texas vs. Drake line, picks: Advanced computer college basketball model releases selections for 2021 ESPN Events Invitational matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Sunday's 2021 ESPN Events Invitational seventh-place matchup between the North Texas Mean Green and the Drake Bulldogs
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Teams on a two-game losing streak face off when the Drake Bulldogs take on the North Texas Mean Green in the seventh-place game of the 2021 ESPN Events Invitational on Sunday. Tipoff from HP Fieldhouse in Orlando, Fla., is set for 10:30 a.m. ET. Drake is favored by 4.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 125.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). 

Before making any North Texas vs. Drake picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,100 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Bulldogs have five players averaging nine points or better, including three players in double figures. Leading the way is senior forward Tremell Murphy, who is averaging 13.8 points, seven rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. He is connecting on 55 percent of his field goals, including 52.4 percent from 3-point range. Murphy has scored 18 points in two games this season, including in the tournament-opening 74-69 loss to Belmont.

The model also knows junior guard Tylor Perry leads the Mean Green, and is averaging 17.8 points per game on 54.9 percent shooting from the floor, including 51.9 percent from 3-point range. He also averages 2.2 assists, two steals and 1.6 rebounds per game. Perry, who led Coffeyville Community College to the 2021 NJCAA Division I national title, scored 22 points on 8 of 10 shooting and made five 3-pointers in his Mean Green debut on Nov. 9 in an 84-53 win over Oklahoma Christian. He followed that up with a 23-point effort against Kansas in the tournament opener, a 71-59 loss.  

Now, it has set its sights on North Texas vs. Drake. It is leaning Over on the total and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

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