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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders take on Mean Green in college basketball test

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersNorth Texas Mean Green
Feb 2, 8:00 PM | The Super Pit

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs North Texas Mean Green Odds

20-3TEAM RECORD13-9

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Mean Green in North Texas at The Super Pit on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Blue Raiders will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 16-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Mean Green are 12-4 ATS. Middle Tennessee is 9-11-1 on the totals; North Texas is 7-9.

View Middle Tennessee vs North Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
North Texas opened as 6-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mean Green at No. 97 and the Blue Raiders at No. 41 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-73 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blue Raiders is ranked No. 147 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with North Texas’s No. 33 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Texas is the No. 275-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Middle Tennessee rates No. 287 at 5 per game.

Defensively, Middle Tennessee features the nation's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.7 points per game. North Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 101 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were an 84-77 loser as they battled Vanderbilt on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point underdog. Middle Tennessee got 22 points from LaRon Dendy but lost anyway, 84-77, to Vanderbilt on Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium.

Last time out for North Texas, they were a 76-64 winner as they battled Arkansas State at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Mean Green got a 21-point performance from Tony Mitchell, who added 15 rebounds, as North Texas ran past Arkansas State 76-64 on Saturday at The Super Pit.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 8-2
After playing Vanderbilt are 2-2
After a loss are 7-3

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Florida International are 6-4
After playing Arkansas State are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Middle Tennessee at Denver, Saturday, February 4
North Texas at Florida International, Thursday, February 9

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