NCAAF Matchup - Mean Green Cougars Odds Preview
Houston Cougars vs North Texas Mean Green Odds
A key Week 2 battle pits the visiting Cougars travelling to North Texas on Saturday to face the Mean Green.
The Mean Green sport records of 0-1 and 0-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cougars sit at 1-0 and 1-0 ATS on the season. The over under records are 1-0 for the Mean Green and 1-0 for the Cougars.
Betting Line: The Cougars are listed as 21.5-point favorites at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 64.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Mean Green - Cougars odds would favor the Mean Green if the lines were set according to power ranks. North Texas is rated No. 65 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Cougars sit at No. 100. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 36-7 win for the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits the North Texas's #96-ranked offense, averaging 16 PPG, against a Cougars defensive that ranks #87 this week at 34 PPG. The Mean Green aerial game is averaging 204 yards per game, less than the Cougars secondary allows through the air, 322 YPG per game.
Houston was a 38-34 winner in their most recent outing at home against UCLA. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (72) made winners of OVER bettors.
Last time out for North Texas, they were a 41-16 loser as they battled Florida International on the road. North Texas failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog, while 57 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
A few Cougars at Mean Green trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Houston is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of North Texas's last 17 games at home
North Texas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
North Texas is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games
Houston at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, September 17
North Texas at Alabama, Saturday, September 17