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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Monarchs underdogs vs Mean Green at North Texas

Old Dominion MonarchsNorth Texas Mean Green
11-13February 13, 2014, 08:00 | The Super Pit11-12



The Super Pit will host North Texas Mean Green vs. Old Dominion Monarchs action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Mean Green sport a record of 11-12 and 8-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Monarchs have 11-13 and 10-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-9 for the Mean Green and 8-12 for the Monarchs.

View Old Dominion Monarchs vs North Texas Mean Green Odds and Stats.

The Monarchs were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 129-rated Old Dominion taking on the No. 249-rated Mean Green in this contest.

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Old Dominion was a 63-49 loser in its last match at home against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Old Dominion suffered a 63-49 loss against Texas El Paso on Saturday, getting 8 points from Keenan Palmore in a losing effort at Ted Constant Center.

North Texas lost its last outing, a 90-75 result against Louisiana Tech on February 8. They covered in that game as a 18-point underdog. North Texas suffered a 90-75 loss against Louisiana Tech on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jordan Williams in a losing effort at Thomas Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Texas's No. 133 nationally ranked offense (71.87 points per game) against a Monarchs defense that sits as the No. 43 at 65.12 PPG. The Mean Green have been averaging 43.02% from the field, more than the Monarchs have managed so far this season (42.21% on average).

A few Monarchs at Mean Green trends to consider:
Old Dominion is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Old Dominion is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Old Dominion is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Old Dominion is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games on the road
North Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 6 games
North Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
North Texas is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home


Next up:
Old Dominion at Tulsa, Saturday, February 15th
North Texas at East Carolina, Saturday, February 15th

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