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College Basketball Matchup - South Alabama Jaguars North Texas Mean Green Odds Preview

North Texas Mean GreenSouth Alabama Jaguars
Jan 5, 8:05 PM | Mitchell Center

North Texas Mean Green vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

8-7TEAM RECORD8-4

College hoops betting interest focuses on the South Alabama vs North Texas battle Thursday at Mitchell Center as the Jaguars look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Supporters of the Mean Green have watched them go 8-7 and 5-4 ATS on the year, while the Jaguars are at 8-4 and 4-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Jaguars are 2-6, while the Mean Green have a 2-7 mark.

View North Texas vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, South Alabama sat as 4.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 86-rated Jaguars and the No. 113-ranked Mean Green, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-67 result in favor of the Mean Green.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Alabama's No. 224-ranked offense, averaging 65.9 PPG, against a Mean Green defense that ranks No. 88 at 63.1 PPG. The Jaguars field goal percentage has averaged 40.8% so far, less than the Mean Green marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Defensively, North Texas features the nation's No. 270-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 206 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, North Texas was an 87-65 winner at home against Troy. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Mean Green and Trojans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Troy was handed an 87-65 defeat on Saturday at The Super Pit.

South Alabama was a 68-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Middle Tennessee. They failed to cover the 13–point spread as underdogs. The Jaguars endured a 68-52 loss at the hands of the Blue Raiders on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Augustine Rubit at Murphy Center.

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas State are 7-3
After playing Troy are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mean Green at Jaguars trends to consider:
North Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
North Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
South Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Texas
South Alabama is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
South Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Alabama's last 8 games when playing North Texas

Next up:
North Texas at Arkansas State, Saturday, January 7
South Alabama home to Denver, Saturday, January 7

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