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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Mean Green underdogs vs Cougars at BYU

North Texas Mean GreenBYU Cougars
5-3December 03, 2013, 09:00 | Marriott Center6-2

The BYU Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the North Texas Mean Green pay a visit to Marriott Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Mean Green have watched them go 5-3 and 3-1 ATS on the year, while the Cougars are at 6-2 and 2-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 1-5, while the Mean Green have a 2-2 mark.

View North Texas Mean Green vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with BYU in this one found them as -19-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game puts the Cougars, most recently No. 36 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mean Green, who rate No. 264 in the latest survey.

North Texas was a 75-61 winner in its last match at home against Southeastern Louisiana. North Texas earned a 75-61 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, getting 18 points from Alzee Williams at The Super Pit.

In their last action, BYU was an 85-74 winner at home against Utah State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Tyler Haws scored 21 points leading the Cougars to an 85-74 victory over Utah State at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up BYU's No. 13 nationally ranked offense (88.25 points per game) against a Mean Green defense that sits as the No. 188 at 74.62 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 45.97% from the field, more than the Mean Green have managed so far this season (42.57% on average).

A few Mean Green at Cougars trends to consider:
North Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
North Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
North Texas is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Texas's last 6 games on the road
BYU is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
BYU is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
North Texas home to Stephen F. Austin, Sunday, December 15th
BYU at Massachusetts, Saturday, December 7th