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North Texas Mean Green host Tulsa Golden Hurricane in college basketball action

Tulsa Golden HurricaneNorth Texas Mean Green
17-12March 06, 2014, 08:00 | The Super Pit15-14

The North Texas Mean Green will try to cover the spread at The Super Pit on Thursday when they get a visit from the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in NCAA basketball action.

The Golden Hurricane will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 18-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mean Green are 11-11 ATS. Tulsa is 8-18 against the total, while North Texas is 9-13 versus the number.

View Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs North Texas Mean Green Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Tulsa before tip-off in this one found them as -4-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Mean Green sit at No. 231 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Hurricane sit at No. 22 on the same chart.

Tulsa was a 72-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas-San Antonio. They failed to cover the 19-point spread as favorites. James Woodard scored 19 points leading the Golden Hurricane to a 72-70 victory over Texas-San Antonio at Reynolds Center on Sunday.

Last time out for North Texas, they were a 74-54 loser as they battled Texas El Paso at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. North Texas was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Texas El Paso and falling by a 74-54 score at The Super Pit.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Texas has the nation's No. 157-rated offensive output, at 70.21 PPG. The visiting Golden Hurricane defense ranks No. 98 allowing on average 68.17 PPG. The Mean Green FG% has averaged 42.47% so far, less than the Golden Hurricane marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.06% per game.

A few Golden Hurricane at Mean Green trends to consider:
Tulsa is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 8 games
Tulsa is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
North Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
North Texas is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
North Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home