College Football Betting Line Favors the Texas FaveNick over the North Texas Mean Green
The Mean Green were 7-1 SU and ATS in their last eight games, including a 36-14 win UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl as a 6.5-point favorite. North Texas was one of the best bets last season at 10-3 ATS with a 6-1 ATS record at home and an 8-2 mark as the favorite.
The Longhorns lost three of their last four games, including a 30-7 loss against Oregon in the Alamo Bowl as a 14.5-point underdog. Texas was 6-7 ATS on the season last year with a 2-3 record as the underdog.
North Texas Mean Green vs Texas Longhorns Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Texas Longhorns as -26.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest.
Computer Prediction: North Texas Mean Green vs Texas Longhorns Pick
Odds Shark prediction models pick the Mean Green to win this game on Saturday 37-27. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Texas bring a 8-5 record (6-7 ATS) to the Week 1 betting matchup against the 9-4 North Texas Mean Green, who are 10-3 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Texas go 5-8 so far and the Mean Green go 4-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs North Texas injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Longhorns rated this week at No. 54 and the North Texas Mean Green sitting at No. 21.
How North Texas Mean Green vs Texas Longhorns Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Texas Longhorns No. 65-ranked offense (29.31 PPG) against a North Texas Mean Green defense that ranks No. 8 at 17.77 PPG. The Texas Longhorns passing attack has averaged 212.46 yards per game, less than the North Texas Mean Green give up through the air (227.77 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the North Texas Mean Green own the league's No. 88-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 205 yards per game when on the road. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 55 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, North Texas was a 36-14 winner at home against UNLV. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (50) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. North Texas cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 36-14 score against UNLV at Cotton Bowl.
Texas lost its last outing, a 30-7 result against Oregon on December 30. Texas failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point underdog, while the 37 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, Oregon got a 133-yard performance from Marcus Mariota as a key part of its 30-7 win over Texas.
Next Betting Matchups
North Texas home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, September 6th
Texas home to BYU, Saturday, September 6th