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Charlotte 49ers home to North Texas Mean Green in NCAA Basketball betting action

North Texas Mean GreenCharlotte 49ers
10-7January 18, 2014, 07:00 | Dale F. Halton Arena11-5

The Charlotte 49ers host North Texas on Saturday, looking to build on their 11-5 mark against the 10-7 Mean Green in college hoops action at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Charlotte will face the 10-7 Mean Green, who own a 5-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the 49ers are 6-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mean Green are 3-7 favoring the OVER.

View North Texas Mean Green vs Charlotte 49ers Odds and Stats.

Charlotte opened as -9.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The 49ers - Mean Green odds would favor the 49ers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Charlotte is rated No. 153 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Texas is at No. 285.

North Texas won its last outing, an 80-65 result against Marshall on January 16. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. North Texas got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Jordan Williams en route to an 80-65 victory over Marshall on Thursday at Cam Henderson Center.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 90-86 winner at home against Tulsa. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The 49ers grabbed a 90-86 win over the Golden Hurricane on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Pierria Henry at Dale F. Halton Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mean Green is ranked No. 19 in NCAA hoops at 40.12 per game. Contrast that with Charlotte’s No. 24 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Charlotte is the No. 125-ranked team in the country at 6.19 per game, while North Texas rates No. 239 at 4.47 per game.

A few Mean Green at 49ers trends to consider:
North Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
North Texas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
North Texas is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Texas's last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Charlotte is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
North Texas home to UAB, Thursday, January 23rd
Charlotte at Louisiana Tech, Thursday, January 23rd