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Mean Green open as college hoops underdog vs Tigers

LSU TigersNorth Texas Mean Green
Dec 22, 8:00 PM | The Super Pit

LSU Tigers vs North Texas Mean Green Odds


LSU travels to North Texas on Thursday, hoping to boost its 8-3 record with a victory over the Mean Green.

North Texas will face the 8-3 Tigers, who own a 7-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mean Green are 0-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 2-7 favoring the OVER.

View LSU vs North Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mean Green as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mean Green at No. 132 and the Tigers at No. 23 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-71 result in favor of the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Texas's No. 39-rated squad against LSU's No. 41-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Texas rates No. 283 in the country with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 193 nationally with 6 per match.

Defensively, LSU features the nation's No. 104-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. North Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 127 nationally in scoring at home.

LSU was a 67-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marquette. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. LSU got 22 points from Ralston Turner en route to a 67-59 victory over Marquette on Monday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

North Texas won its last outing, an 82-40 result against Grambling State on December 20. The battle between the Mean Green and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Grambling State was handed an 82-40 defeat on Tuesday at The Super Pit.

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Grambling State are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing Grambling State are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Tigers at Mean Green trends to consider:
LSU is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
North Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
North Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
LSU home to Grambling State, Thursday, December 29
North Texas home to New Orleans, Tuesday, December 27