North Texas Mean Green vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds
The Mean Green will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Owls in Florida Atlantic at FAU Stadium on Saturday in Week 5 action.
Supporters of the Mean Green have seen them go 1-3 and 2-2 ATS so far this season, while the Owls are at 1-3 and 2-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 1-2, while the Mean Green are 2-1.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Owls here saw them open at 5Dimes as 4.5-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Owls, currently No. 79 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Mean Green, who rate No. 22 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 17-2 victory for the Mean Green.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida Atlantic's No. 121-ranked offense, averaging 12.8 PPG, against a Mean Green defense that ranks No. 62 this week at 24.2 PPG. The Owls aerial game is averaging 160 yards per game, less than the Mean Green secondary allows through the air, 212.5 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Mean Green feature the league's No. 89-rated road run defense, allowing 229.5 yards per game. Florida Atlantic, meanwhile, ranks No. 76 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for North Texas, they were a 14-7 loser as they battled Troy at home. North Texas failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 21 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Ivan Delgado did much of the damage, producing 126 receiving yards but North Texas managed to defeat the Mean Green 14-7 at Apogee Stadium.
In their last action, Florida Atlantic was a 40-7 loser on the road against Alabama. They covered the 48.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (47) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Florida Atlantic was hammered in its last outing, as Alabama ran up a 40-7 score against them at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 0-10
A few Mean Green at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Texas's last 6 games when playing Florida Atlantic
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 6 games on the road
North Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
North Texas is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Florida Atlantic
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games when playing North Texas
Florida Atlantic is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing North Texas
Florida Atlantic is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games
North Texas at Houston, Saturday, October 6
Florida Atlantic at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, October 13