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Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersNorth Texas Mean Green
12-7January 25, 2014, 08:00 | The Super Pit11-8



Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Middle Tennessee when they take on the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

North Texas battles the Blue Raiders, currently sitting with a 12-7 mark (6-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-8 for the Mean Green and 6-8 for the Blue Raiders.

View Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs North Texas Mean Green Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Mean Green installed as 0-point in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 233 (Mean Green) and the No. 102 (Blue Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Middle Tennessee was a 58-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Blue Raiders got 22 points from Shawn Jones, but it was Tulsa that prevailed in a 58-53 final on Thursday at Reynolds Center.

In their last action, North Texas was a 76-65 winner at home against UAB. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Alzee Williams scored 18 points leading the Mean Green to a 76-65 victory over UAB at The Super Pit on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Texas's No. 123 nationally ranked offense (72.74 points per game) against a Blue Raiders defense that sits as the No. 76 at 67.11 PPG. The Mean Green have been averaging 43.2% from the field, less than the Blue Raiders have managed so far this season (44.83% on average).

A few Blue Raiders at Mean Green trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Middle Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
North Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
North Texas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
North Texas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Middle Tennessee


Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to East Carolina, Thursday, January 30th
North Texas at Tulsa, Saturday, February 1st

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