Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs North Texas Mean Green Odds
The North Texas Mean Green will hit the floor running against the visiting Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
Supporters of the Hilltoppers have watched them go 12-11 and 10-12 ATS on the year, while the Mean Green are at 8-16 and 8-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Mean Green are 8-8, while the Hilltoppers have a 5-12-1 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Mean Green in this one found them listed as 3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Hilltoppers was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 130-rated Western Kentucky taking on the No. 226-rated Mean Green in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-63 win for the Hilltoppers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Texas's No. 205 nationally ranked offense (66.4 points per game) against a Hilltoppers defense that sits as the No. 138 at 64.7 PPG. The Mean Green have been averaging 40.7% from the field, less than the Hilltoppers have managed so far this season (42.1% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Kentucky owns the country's No. 201-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. North Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 203 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 65-61 winner at home against Troy. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Western Kentucky earned a 65-61 victory over Troy on Thursday, getting 17 points from T.J. Price at EA Diddle Arena.
In their last action, North Texas was a 75-66 loser on the road against Arkansas State. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Jordan Williams scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Mean Green to a win (they lost 75-66 to Arkansas State at ASU Convocation Center on Saturday).
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas State are 6-4
After playing Troy are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida International are 6-4
After playing Arkansas State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Hilltoppers at Mean Green trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Western Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
North Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Western Kentucky
North Texas is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games when playing Western Kentucky
North Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Western Kentucky home to Arkansas State, Saturday, February 9
North Texas home to Florida International, Saturday, February 9