North Texas Mean Green host South Alabama Jaguars in college basketball action
South Alabama Jaguars vs North Texas Mean Green Odds
The North Texas Mean Green will try to cover the spread at The Super Pit on Saturday when they get a visit from the South Alabama Jaguars in NCAA basketball action.
North Texas will face the 8-7 Jaguars, who own a 7-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mean Green are 5-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jaguars are 6-3-1 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to go with the Mean Green in this one found them listed as 2.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Jaguars was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mean Green, most recently No. 233 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Jaguars, who rate No. 209 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-68 victory for the Jaguars.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Texas's No. 191-ranked offense, averaging 67.1 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 253 at 70 PPG. The Mean Green field goal percentage has averaged 40.6% so far, less than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Alabama owns the country's No. 281-rated mark, allowing 76.1 points per game on the highway. North Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 183 in scoring at home.
South Alabama won its last outing, a 91-89 result against Louisiana-Lafayette on January 10. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Augustine Rubit scored 26 points for South Alabama on Thursday, leading the Jaguars to a 91-89 win over Louisiana-Lafayette at Cajundome.
North Texas was a 67-53 loser in its last match on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Tony Mitchell scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Mean Green to a win (they lost 67-53 to Arkansas-Little Rock at Stephens Center on Thursday).
South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 5-5
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Florida International are 6-4
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
A few Jaguars at Mean Green trends to consider:
South Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Alabama's last 5 games when playing on the road against North Texas
South Alabama is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against North Texas
North Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Alabama
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games when playing at home against South Alabama
The total has gone OVER in 7 of North Texas's last 9 games when playing South Alabama
North Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against South Alabama
South Alabama home to Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, January 17
North Texas at Florida International, Thursday, January 17