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Florida International Golden Panthers home to North Texas Mean Green in NCAA Basketball betting action

North Texas Mean GreenFlorida International Golden Panthers
12-13February 20, 2014, 07:00 | U.S. Century Bank Arena13-13

The Florida International Golden Panthers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the North Texas Mean Green at U.S. Century Bank Arena on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

The Mean Green will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 8-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Panthers are 9-9 ATS. North Texas is 8-10 on the totals; Florida International is 8-9.

View North Texas Mean Green vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting North Texas before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game matches up the No. 261 (Golden Panthers) and the No. 258 (Mean Green) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for North Texas, they were a 53-51 winner as they battled East Carolina at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Mean Green got 13 points from Vertrail Vaughns as North Texas ran past East Carolina 53-51 on Saturday at The Super Pit.

Florida International was an 84-71 loser in its last match on the road against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Rakeem Buckles scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Panthers to a win (they lost 84-71 to Texas El Paso at Don Haskins Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mean Green rank No. 38 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.88 per game. That compares with Florida International’s No. 60 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida International is college basketball's No. 236-ranked team at 4.62 per game, while the Mean Green rate No. 215 with 5 per game.

A few Mean Green at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
North Texas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
North Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
North Texas is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Florida International is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International's last 6 games
Florida International is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Florida International is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
North Texas at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, February 22nd
Florida International at Tulsa, Saturday, February 22nd