North Texas Mean Green face South Alabama Jaguars: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

North Texas Mean GreenSouth Alabama Jaguars
Feb 23, 8:05 PM | Mitchell Center

North Texas Mean Green vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

11-18TEAM RECORD15-10

The South Alabama Jaguars host North Texas on Saturday, looking to build on their 15-10 mark against the 11-18 Mean Green in college hoops action at Mitchell Center.

The Jaguars bring a 15-10 record (11-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-18 Mean Green, who are 11-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Alabama go 11-8-1 so far and the Mean Green go 10-11.

View North Texas vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Jaguars installed as 7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Jaguars, most recently No. 132 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mean Green, who rate No. 242 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-66 victory for the Jaguars.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature South Alabama's No. 50-rated squad against North Texas's No. 90-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, South Alabama rates No. 199 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 342 nationally with 3.6 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Texas owns the country's No. 248-rated mark, allowing 72.6 points per game on the highway. South Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 243 in scoring at home.

North Texas won its last outing, a 66-57 result against Florida Atlantic on February 21. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. North Texas got 20 points from Roger Franklin en route to a 66-57 victory over Florida Atlantic on Thursday at The Super Pit.

Last time out for South Alabama, they were an 85-50 loser as they battled Middle Tennessee on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 14-point underdog. South Alabama was run off the court by the Blue Raiders on Thursday as Middle Tennessee routed them 85-50 at Murphy Center.

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Arkansas State are 5-5
After playing Florida Atlantic are 6-3
After a win are 4-6

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Western Kentucky are 7-3
After playing Middle Tennessee are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mean Green at Jaguars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 6 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
North Texas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
North Texas is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
North Texas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
South Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
South Alabama is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against North Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Alabama's last 6 games
South Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
North Texas home to Arkansas State, Thursday, February 28
South Alabama at Western Kentucky, Thursday, February 28

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