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North Texas Mean Green vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds
The North Texas Mean Green will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Panthers in Florida International at U.S. Century Bank Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.
This season, the Golden Panthers are 8-8 overall and 4-4-1 ATS ATS, while the Mean Green are 7-11 and 5-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Florida International boasts a 3-5 on the OU, and North Texas is 5-5.
The Mean Green were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Panthers - Mean Green odds would favor the Golden Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida International is rated No. 214 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Texas is at No. 228. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-67 win for the Mean Green.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mean Green rank No. 69 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.9 per game. That compares with Florida International’s No. 223 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida International is college basketball's No. 79-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Mean Green rate No. 342 with 3.3 per game.
Defensively, North Texas features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Florida International, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.
North Texas was a 66-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Alabama. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The Mean Green got 14 points from P.J. Hardwick as North Texas ran past South Alabama 66-56 on Saturday at The Super Pit.
Florida International was an 88-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Florida International suffered an 88-76 loss against Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday, getting 14 points from Malik Smith in a losing effort at Stephens Center.
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 4-4
After playing South Alabama are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Troy are 4-6
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mean Green at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
North Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida Internati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida Internati
North Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
North Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Florida International is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Florida International is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games when playing at home against North Texas
Florida International is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against North Texas
North Texas at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, January 19
Florida International home to Troy, Saturday, January 19