Mean Green visit Hilltoppers in Week 13 battle
North Texas Mean Green vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds
The Mean Green will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Hilltoppers in Western Kentucky at L.T. Smith Stadium on Saturday in Week 13 action.
The Mean Green will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hilltoppers are 8-3 ATS. North Texas is 5-5 against the total, while Western Kentucky is 7-3 versus the number.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Mean Green in this one found them as 11.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Hilltoppers and the No. 49-ranked Mean Green, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 29-18 result in favor of the Hilltoppers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Kentucky's No. 62-ranked offense (29.1 PPG) against a Mean Green defense that ranks No. 68 at 28.1 PPG. The Hilltoppers passing attack has averaged 208.6 yards per game, less than the Mean Green give up through the air (258.6 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Mean Green feature the league's No. 87-rated road run defense, allowing 204.2 yards per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, ranks No. 33 in rushing offense at home.
North Texas was a 42-16 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (58) made winners of OVER bettors. Derek Thompson handled the Warhawks defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 322 yards, but North Texas still lost to Louisiana-Monroe 42-16.
In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 31-27 loser on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Antonio Andrews went over the 100-yard mark (238) in his team's latest effort, but Louisiana-Lafayette still defeated Western Kentucky by a score of 31-27.
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Mean Green at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Texas's last 7 games on the road
North Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Kentucky
North Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
North Texas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games at home