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North Texas Mean Green vs Troy Trojans Odds
The Troy Trojans will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the North Texas Mean Green at Trojan Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Trojans are 11-15 so far on the season, and 15-7 ATS vs. the number. The Mean Green, meanwhile, are 9-18 and 9-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Troy go 8-10-1 and the Mean Green go 10-9 on the totals.
Bettors looking to go with the Trojans in this one found them listed as 2-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Mean Green was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Trojans at No. 308 and the Mean Green at No. 232 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 63-62 result in favor of the Mean Green.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mean Green is ranked No. 93 in NCAA hoops at 36.7 per game. Contrast that with Troy’s No. 245 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Troy is the No. 120-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while North Texas rates No. 343 at 3.4 per game.
Defensively, North Texas features the nation's No. 266-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. Troy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.
North Texas was an 85-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Mean Green got a 22-point effort from Roger Franklin, who added 11 rebounds, but Louisiana-Monroe still managed to defeat North Texas 85-73 Thursday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
Troy won its last outing, a 69-61 result against Florida International on February 14. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. Hunter Williams scored 20 points leading the Trojans to a 69-61 victory over Florida International at Trojan Arena on Thursday.
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 4-5
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 3-7
After playing Florida International are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Mean Green at Trojans trends to consider:
North Texas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
North Texas is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Troy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Troy's last 5 games when playing North Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Troy's last 6 games at home
Troy is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing North Texas
North Texas home to Florida Atlantic, Thursday, February 21
Troy at Louisiana-Lafayette, Thursday, February 21