Arkansas State Red Wolves host North Texas Mean Green in college basketball action
North Texas Mean Green vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Mean Green of North Texas hit the hard court against the Red Wolves of Arkansas State.
The Red Wolves currently sports a 13-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-9 ATS. The Mean Green are 8-15 and 7-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Red Wolves produce a 8-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mean Green have gone 7-8 against the number.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Arkansas State sat as 9-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Red Wolves at No. 141 and the Mean Green at No. 223 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-64 result in favor of the Red Wolves.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas State's No. 140 nationally ranked offense (69 points per game) against a Mean Green defense that sits as the No. 239 at 69.3 PPG. The Red Wolves have been averaging 40.9% from the field, almost the same as the Mean Green have managed so far this season (40.9% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Texas owns the country's No. 232-rated mark, allowing 72.3 points per game on the highway. Arkansas State, on the other hand, rates No. 158 in scoring at home.
In their last action, North Texas was a 105-74 loser on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. North Texas was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Louisiana-Lafayette and falling by a 105-74 score at Cajundome.
Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 74-62 winner as they battled South Alabama at home. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Arkansas State earned a 74-62 victory over South Alabama on Thursday, getting 18 points from Trey Finn at ASU Convocation Center.
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Western Kentucky are 6-4
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 4-6
After playing South Alabama are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
North Texas home to Western Kentucky, Thursday, February 7
Arkansas State at Middle Tennessee, Thursday, February 7