Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs North Texas Mean Green Odds
North Texas looks to cover the Mean Green-Blue Raiders pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 8-12 mark when they host Middle Tennessee in college basketball wagering action.
This season, the Mean Green are 8-12 overall and 6-9 ATS ATS, while the Blue Raiders are 16-4 and 8-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, North Texas boasts a 5-7 on the OU, and Middle Tennessee is 7-8.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Mean Green as 7.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mean Green at No. 217 and the Blue Raiders at No. 33 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-64 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Texas's No. 201-ranked offense, averaging 66.6 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 26 at 58.4 PPG. The Mean Green field goal percentage has averaged 40.6% so far, less than the Blue Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Defensively, Middle Tennessee features the nation's No. 34-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.7 points per game. North Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 177 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were an 82-60 winner as they battled Louisiana-Lafayette at home. They covered in the match as a 17.5-point favorite. The Blue Raiders blew out Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 82-60 win at Murphy Center.
Last time out for North Texas, they were a 61-59 winner as they battled Florida Atlantic on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Tony Mitchell scored 24 points leading the Mean Green to a 61-59 victory over Florida Atlantic at FAU Arena on Saturday.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Western Kentucky are 7-3
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 7-3
After playing Florida Atlantic are 6-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Blue Raiders at Mean Green trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Middle Tennessee is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Texas's last 7 games when playing Middle Tennessee
North Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
North Texas is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Middle Tennessee home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, January 26
North Texas home to Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, January 26