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North Texas favored by 4.5 against Troy on Saturday

Troy TrojansNorth Texas Mean Green
Dec 31, 4:00 PM | The Super Pit

Troy Trojans vs North Texas Mean Green Odds

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The Mean Green hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Troy Trojans pay a visit to The Super Pit on the college basketball betting menu.

The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Mean Green are 4-4 ATS. Troy is 4-2 on the totals; North Texas is 1-7.

View Troy vs North Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mean Green, most recently No. 130 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Trojans, who rate No. 210 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-69 victory for the Mean Green.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Texas has the nation's No. 179-rated offensive output, at 68.3 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 321 allowing on average 76.9 PPG. The Mean Green FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.7% per game.

Defensively, Troy features the nation's No. 326-rated defense on the road, allowing 83 points per game. North Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.

Troy lost its last outing, a 79-62 result against Denver on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. Troy got 13 points from Will Weathers but lost anyway, 79-62, to Denver on Thursday at Magness Arena.

North Texas lost its last outing, a 69-66 result against Arkansas-Little Rock on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. North Texas got 14 points from Alzee Williams but lost anyway, 69-66, to Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday at The Super Pit.

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-2
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 7-3
After playing Denver are 3-4
After a loss are 4-6

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-4
Before playing South Alabama are 6-4
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Trojans at Mean Green trends to consider:
Troy is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Troy is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Troy is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
North Texas is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
North Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Troy
North Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
North Texas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Troy

Next up:
Troy home to Middle Tennessee, Thursday, January 5
North Texas at South Alabama, Thursday, January 5

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