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Denver Pioneers take on Mean Green in college basketball test

Denver PioneersNorth Texas Mean Green
Jan 21, 8:00 PM | The Super Pit

Denver Pioneers vs North Texas Mean Green Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the North Texas vs Denver battle Saturday at The Super Pit as the Mean Green look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Mean Green are 11-8 so far on the season, and 9-4 ATS vs. the number. The Pioneers, meanwhile, are 15-4 and 10-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Texas go 5-8 and the Pioneers go 11-6 on the totals.

View Denver vs North Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mean Green as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 188-rated Denver taking on the No. 115-rated Mean Green in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-72 win for the Pioneers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pioneers is ranked No. 344 in NCAA hoops at 25.2 per game. Contrast that with North Texas’s No. 45 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Texas is the No. 281-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Denver rates No. 25 at 8.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Denver owns the country's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 60.5 points per game on the highway. North Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 109 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 63-48 winner as they battled Louisiana-Monroe on the road. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. The Pioneers grabbed a 63-48 win over the Warhawks on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Brian Stafford at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

North Texas was a 68-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. North Texas got 18 points from Brandan Walton en route to a 68-55 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Arkansas State are 3-7
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 7-3
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Pioneers at Mean Green trends to consider:
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Denver is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Denver is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Texas
North Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
North Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Texas's last 6 games
North Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Denver home to Arkansas State, Thursday, January 26
North Texas at Louisiana-Lafayette, Wednesday, January 25