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NCAA hoops odds preview - Western Kentucky vs. North Texas

Western Kentucky HilltoppersNorth Texas Mean Green
Jan 12, 8:00 PM | The Super Pit

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs North Texas Mean Green Odds

5-12TEAM RECORD9-8

The Super Pit features an NCAAB clash between the host North Texas Mean Green and the visiting Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Mean Green sit at 9-8 (7-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hilltoppers are currently 5-12 (5-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? North Texas is 4-7 OU, and Western Kentucky is 6-9-1 OU.

View Western Kentucky vs North Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Mean Green as 7-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mean Green, most recently No. 105 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hilltoppers, who rate No. 249 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-60 victory for the Mean Green.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Texas's No. 54-rated squad against Western Kentucky's No. 122-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Texas rates No. 292 in the country with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 241 nationally with 5.4 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Kentucky owns the country's No. 175-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. North Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 132 in scoring at home.

Western Kentucky was a 67-65 loser in its last match at home against Troy. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as favorites. Derrick Gordon scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Hilltoppers to a win (they lost 67-65 to Troy at EA Diddle Arena on Saturday).

North Texas was a 75-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas State. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs. Chris Jones scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Mean Green to a win (they lost 75-72 to Arkansas State at ASU Convocation Center on Saturday).

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-1
Before playing Denver are 8-2
After playing Troy are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 6-4
After playing Arkansas State are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hilltoppers at Mean Green trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
North Texas is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
North Texas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
North Texas is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing Western Kentucky

Next up:
Western Kentucky at Denver, Sunday, January 15
North Texas at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, January 14

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