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North Texas Mean Green Home to Rice Owls in NCAA Basketball Betting

Rice Owls

vs

North Texas Mean Green
Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:00 PM ET
The Super Pit

The North Texas Mean Green will look to improve on a 8-11 record on Saturday when they host the Rice Owls in NCAA basketball betting odds action at The Super Pit.

Rice Owls vs North Texas Mean Green Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, North Texas sat as -5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Rice Owls vs North Texas Mean Green Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Texas Mean Green bring a 8-11 record (5-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-13 Owls, who are 8-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed North Texas go 5-5 so far and the Rice Owls go 3-8.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 160-rated Rice Owls taking on the No. 317-rated North Texas Mean Green in this contest.

How Rice Owls vs North Texas Mean Green Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Texas has the nation's No. 194-rated offensive output, at 64.47 PPG. The visiting Rice Owls defense ranks No. 108 allowing on average 64.16 PPG. The Mean Green FG% has averaged 43.25% so far, more than the North Texas Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.57% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seth Gearhart scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 59-48 to Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Wednesday).

The Mean Green got 19 points from Jordan Williams, but it was Southern Miss that prevailed in a 75-71 final on Saturday at The Super Pit.

Rice Owls vs North Texas Mean Green Betting Odds Trends

Rice is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Rice is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
Rice is 1-20 SU in its last 21 games on the road
North Texas is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
North Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
North Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Rice
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 6 games when playing Rice

Next Betting Matchups

Rice at Marshall, Thursday, February 5th
North Texas at Western Kentucky, Thursday, February 5th

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