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North Texas Idaho Betting Preview

Idaho VandalsNorth Texas Mean Green
2-2November 22, 2013, 07:30 | Earle A. Chiles Center2-2

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Earle A. Chiles Center Friday as host North Texas looks to handle the Idaho Vandals in NCAA hoops action.

The Vandals will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Mean Green are 2-0 ATS. Idaho is 1-0 on the totals; North Texas is 1-1.

View Idaho Vandals vs North Texas Mean Green Odds and Stats.

The Mean Green were listed as 0-point at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Mean Green sit at No. 256 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vandals sit at No. 206 on the same chart.

Idaho was an 88-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Portland. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Idaho got 19 points from Stephen Madison but lost anyway, 88-74, to Portland on Thursday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

North Texas was a 70-66 loser in its last match on the road against Columbia. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Columbia got 23 points from Maodo Lo en route to a 70-66 victory over North Texas on Thursday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Vandals is ranked No. 206 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with North Texas’s No. 28 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Texas is the No. 148-ranked team in the country at 5.75 per game, while Idaho rates No. 111 at 6.25 per game.

A few Vandals at Mean Green trends to consider:
Idaho is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing North Texas
Idaho is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Texas
North Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Idaho
North Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho

Next up:
Idaho home to Columbia, Saturday, November 23rd
North Texas at Portland, Saturday, November 23rd