College baskeball point spread favors Mean Green in battle with Warhawks

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Jan 5, 8:00 PM | The Super Pit

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs North Texas Mean Green Odds

2-8TEAM RECORD6-9

The North Texas Mean Green will be trying to slam the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks on Saturday when the teams tip off at The Super Pit in college betting action.

The Mean Green sit at 6-9 (4-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Warhawks are currently 2-8 (5-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? North Texas is 4-3 OU, and Louisiana-Monroe is 4-2 OU.

View Louisiana-Monroe vs North Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 14.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 177-ranked Mean Green and the No. 337-rated Warhawks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-53 win for the Mean Green on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Texas's No. 174-ranked offense, averaging 68 PPG, against a Warhawks defense that ranks No. 267 at 71 PPG. The Mean Green field goal percentage has averaged 40.2% so far, more than the Warhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.9% per game.

Defensively, Louisiana-Monroe features the nation's No. 260-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. North Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 183 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisiana-Monroe was a 77-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against South Alabama. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Louisiana-Monroe suffered a 77-72 loss against South Alabama on Thursday, getting 18 points from Amos Olatayo in a losing effort at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

In their last action, North Texas was a 76-59 winner at home against Troy. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. Tony Mitchell scored 29 points and helped out with 15 rebounds for North Texas on Thursday, leading the Mean Green to a 76-59 victory over Troy at The Super Pit.

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Troy are 3-4
After playing South Alabama are 2-7
After a loss are 3-7

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 7-3
After playing Troy are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Warhawks at Mean Green trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 6 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Louisiana-Monroe is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Texas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
North Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Monroe
North Texas is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of North Texas's last 12 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe

Next up:
Louisiana-Monroe at Troy, Thursday, January 10
North Texas at Arkansas-Little Rock, Thursday, January 10

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