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Bobcats vs Mean Green Betting Preview

North Texas Mean GreenOhio Bobcats
Sep 7, 7:00 PM | Turf of Peden Stadium

North Texas Mean Green vs Ohio Bobcats Odds

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The Bobcats will try to win and cover the spread at Peden Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Mean Green in Week 2 action.

The Bobcats sport records of 0-1 and 0-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mean Green sit at 1-0 and 1-0 ATS on the season. The over under records are 0-1 for the Bobcats and 0-1 for the Mean Green.

View North Texas vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bobcats rated this week at No. 42 and the Mean Green sitting at No. 78. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 60--16 result in favor of the Mean Green this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio's No. 107-ranked offense (7 PPG) against a Mean Green defense that ranks No. 11 at 6 PPG. The Bobcats passing attack has averaged 192 yards per game, less than the Mean Green give up through the air (230 YPG on average).

Last time out for North Texas, they were a 40-6 winner as they battled Idaho at home. North Texas covered in the match as a 16.5-point favorite, while 46 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In North Texas's last outing, Derek Thompson threw for 349 yards to lead the Mean Green over Idaho 40-6 at Apogee Stadium.

Ohio was a 49-7 loser in its last match on the road against Louisville. They failed to cover the 21-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 56 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Ohio was hammered in its last outing, as Louisville ran up a 49-7 score against them at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

A few Mean Green at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Texas's last 8 games on the road
North Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
North Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Ohio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Ohio is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
Ohio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Ohio is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
North Texas home to Ball State, Saturday, September 14
Ohio home to Marshall, Saturday, September 14