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Mean Green open as college hoops underdog vs Red Wolves

Arkansas State Red WolvesNorth Texas Mean Green
Feb 28, 8:00 PM | The Super Pit

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs North Texas Mean Green Odds

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The visiting Arkansas State Red Wolves hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at The Super Pit against the North Texas Mean Green.

North Texas battles the Red Wolves, currently sitting with a 18-9 mark (12-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-12 for the Mean Green and 12-10 for the Red Wolves.

View Arkansas State vs North Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the North Texas Mean Green as 3.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mean Green sit at No. 228 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Wolves sit at No. 95 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Red Wolves will win this game 75-64.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Texas's No. 210-ranked offense, averaging 66.3 PPG, against a Red Wolves defense that ranks No. 64 at 61.9 PPG. The Mean Green field goal percentage has averaged 41.2% so far, less than the Red Wolves marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, Arkansas State features the nation's No. 124-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.4 points per game. North Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 210 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas State was a 58-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against Troy. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Arkansas State got 15 points from Brandon Peterson en route to a 58-50 victory over Troy on Saturday at ASU Convocation Center.

In their last action, North Texas was a 69-57 loser on the road against South Alabama. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Mean Green endured a 69-57 loss at the hands of the Jaguars on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Alzee Williams at Mitchell Center.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-5
After playing Troy are 6-2
After a win are 7-3

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing South Alabama are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Red Wolves at Mean Green trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arkansas State's last 5 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Arkansas State is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Arkansas State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Arkansas State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against North Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Texas's last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Texas's last 7 games when playing Arkansas State
North Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 6 games

Next up:
Arkansas State at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, March 2