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Mean Green open as college hoops underdog vs Bulldogs

North Texas Mean GreenLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
11-11February 08, 2014, 07:00 | Thomas Center19-5

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be trying to slam the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday when the teams tip off at Thomas Center in college betting action.

The Mean Green will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 10-7 ATS. North Texas is 6-9 on the totals; Louisiana Tech is 10-6-1.

View North Texas Mean Green vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs as -16.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Bulldogs - Mean Green odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisiana Tech is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Texas is at No. 244.

In their last action, North Texas was a 75-70 loser on the road against Rice. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Mean Green got 18 points from Alzee Williams, but it was Rice that prevailed in a 75-70 final on Thursday at Autry Court.

Louisiana Tech won its last outing, a 66-61 result against Tulsa on February 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. Louisiana Tech earned a 66-61 victory over Tulsa on Thursday, getting 18 points from Jaron Johnson at Thomas Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mean Green rank No. 35 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.27 per game. That compares with Louisiana Tech’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisiana Tech is college basketball's No. 51-ranked team at 7.46 per game, while the Mean Green rate No. 218 with 4.95 per game.

A few Mean Green at Bulldogs trends to consider:
North Texas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
North Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
North Texas is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
North Texas is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Louisiana Tech is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 6 games
Louisiana Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
North Texas home to Old Dominion, Thursday, February 13th
Louisiana Tech at Rice, Saturday, February 15th