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NCAAB Game Preview - Warhawks underdogs vs Mean Green at Louisiana-Monroe

North Texas Mean GreenLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Jan 14, 2:00 PM | Fant-Ewing Coliseum

North Texas Mean Green vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds


The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks host North Texas on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-16 mark against the 10-8 Mean Green in college hoops action at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

The Mean Green will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 8-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Warhawks are 6-6-1 ATS. North Texas is 5-7 on the totals; Louisiana-Monroe is 8-5.

View North Texas vs Louisiana-Monroe Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Mean Green listed as 4.5-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Warhawks - Mean Green odds would favor the Mean Green if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisiana-Monroe is rated No. 331 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Texas is at No. 105. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-56 win for the Mean Green.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Monroe's No. 324 nationally ranked offense (58.9 points per game) against a Mean Green defense that sits as the No. 114 at 64.5 PPG. The Warhawks have been averaging 40.9% from the field, less than the Mean Green have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).

Defensively, North Texas features the nation's No. 272-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. Louisiana-Monroe, meanwhile, comes in at No. 302 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for North Texas, they were an 84-67 winner as they battled Western Kentucky at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. North Texas got 21 points and 13 rebounds from Tony Mitchell en route to an 84-67 victory over Western Kentucky on Thursday at The Super Pit.

In their last action, Louisiana-Monroe was a 72-51 loser at home against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Louisiana-Monroe was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Arkansas-Little Rock and falling by a 72-51 score at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Western Kentucky are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Mean Green at Warhawks trends to consider:
North Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 6 games on the road
North Texas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 6 games when playing North Texas
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing North Texas
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Texas
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Texas

Next up:
North Texas home to Denver, Saturday, January 21
Louisiana-Monroe home to Denver, Thursday, January 19