Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs North Texas Mean Green Odds
The North Texas Mean Green host Lehigh on Thursday, looking to build on their 5-6 mark against the 8-2 Mountain Hawks in college hoops action at The Super Pit.
The Mean Green sit at 5-6 (3-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Mountain Hawks are currently 8-2 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? North Texas is 2-2 OU, and Lehigh is 0-1 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 231-rated Mean Green and the No. 208-ranked Mountain Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 82-73 result in favor of the Mountain Hawks.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Texas has the nation's No. 178-rated offensive output, at 68 PPG. The visiting Mountain Hawks defense ranks No. 260 allowing on average 70.5 PPG. The Mean Green FG% has averaged 40.1% so far, less than the Mountain Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.3% per game.
Defensively, Lehigh features the nation's No. 285-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.4 points per game. North Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 212 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Lehigh, they were an 83-67 winner as they battled St. Francis PA on the road. Lehigh got 29 points from C.J. McCollum en route to an 83-67 victory over St. Francis PA on Saturday at DeGol Arena.
North Texas was a 45-40 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southeastern Louisiana. Roger Franklin scored 12 points leading the Mean Green to a 45-40 victory over Southeastern Louisiana at The Super Pit on Sunday.
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Western Kentucky are 7-3
After playing Southeastern Louisiana are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Mountain Hawks at Mean Green trends to consider:
North Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
North Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Lehigh home to Bryant, Saturday, December 29
North Texas at Western Kentucky, Saturday, December 29