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College basketball point spread favors Aggies in battle with Mean Green

North Texas Mean GreenTexas A&M Aggies
7-5December 31, 2013, 05:30 | Reed Arena8-3

North Texas pays a visit to Texas A&M on Tuesday, hoping to send the Aggies to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Reed Arena.

The Mean Green will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 3-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Aggies are 3-3 ATS. North Texas is 2-3 on the totals; Texas A&M is 2-4.

View North Texas Mean Green vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Aggies installed as -13-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Aggies rated this week at No. 174 and the Mean Green sitting at No. 276.

North Texas was an 81-77 winner in its last match at home against Wayland Baptist. North Texas earned an 81-77 victory over Wayland Baptist on Saturday, getting 24 points from Alzee Williams at The Super Pit.

Texas A&M was a 64-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oklahoma. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Texas A&M suffered a 64-52 loss against Oklahoma on Saturday, getting 10 points from Jordan Green in a losing effort at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas A&M has the nation's No. 156-rated offensive output, at 72.82 PPG. The visiting Mean Green defense ranks No. 223 allowing on average 76.08 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 47.08% so far, more than the Mean Green marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.53% per game.

A few Mean Green at Aggies trends to consider:
North Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
North Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Texas's last 7 games on the road
North Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Texas A&M
Texas A&M is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Texas A&M is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Texas A&M is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing North Texas
Texas A&M is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Texas

Next up:
North Texas home to UC Riverside, Saturday, January 4th
Texas A&M at Texas-Pan American, Saturday, January 4th