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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Mean Green over Trojans

Arkansas-Little Rock TrojansNorth Texas Mean Green
Jan 26, 8:00 PM | The Super Pit

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs North Texas Mean Green Odds

13-9TEAM RECORD8-13

The visiting Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at The Super Pit against the North Texas Mean Green.

The Mean Green currently sports a 8-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-9 ATS. The Trojans are 13-9 and 10-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mean Green produce a 6-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Trojans have gone 9-4-1 against the number.

View Arkansas-Little Rock vs North Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
North Texas opened as 4-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 217-ranked Mean Green and the No. 168-rated Trojans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-65 win for the Trojans on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Texas's No. 199 nationally ranked offense (66.5 points per game) against a Trojans defense that sits as the No. 168 at 65.8 PPG. The Mean Green have been averaging 40.8% from the field, less than the Trojans have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas-Little Rock owns the country's No. 294-rated mark, allowing 76 points per game on the highway. North Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 198 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Arkansas-Little Rock was a 65-62 winner at home against Florida Atlantic. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Will Neighbour scored 24 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday, leading the Trojans to a 65-62 victory over Florida Atlantic at Stephens Center.

North Texas was a 72-64 loser in its last match at home against Middle Tennessee. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. The Mean Green endured a 72-64 loss at the hands of the Blue Raiders on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Jordan Williams at The Super Pit.

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing South Alabama are 5-5
After playing Florida Atlantic are 3-4
After a win are 5-5

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 6-4
After playing Middle Tennessee are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Trojans at Mean Green trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 7 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Arkansas-Little Rock is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Arkansas-Little Rock is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Texas's last 7 games when playing at home against Arkansas-Little Rock
The total has gone OVER in 9 of North Texas's last 13 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock
North Texas is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Arkansas-Little Rock

Next up:
Arkansas-Little Rock home to South Alabama, Saturday, February 2
North Texas at Louisiana-Lafayette, Thursday, January 31