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North Texas Mean Green Visit Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The North Texas Mean Green hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the point spread at Murphy Center against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Middle Tennessee sat as -15-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

North Texas Mean Green vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders bring a 12-5 record (7-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-11 Mean Green, who are 3-9-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Middle Tennessee go 7-9-1 so far and the North Texas Mean Green go 9-4.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 62-rated Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the No. 316-ranked North Texas Mean Green, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Middle Tennessee has the nation's No. 174-rated offensive output, at 71.24 PPG. The visiting North Texas Mean Green defense ranks No. 234 allowing on average 79.17 PPG. The Blue Raiders FG% has averaged 44.08% so far, less than the Middle Tennessee Mean Green marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.32% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mean Green got a 21-point effort from Jeremy Combs, who added 21 rebounds, but Western Kentucky still managed to defeat North Texas 81-76 Saturday at The Super Pit.

Darnell Harris scored 19 points leading the Blue Raiders to a 64-61 victory over Old Dominion at Ted Constant Center on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • North Texas is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
  • North Texas is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • North Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Middle Tennessee is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing North Texas

Next Betting Matchups

North Texas at UAB, Saturday, January 23rd
Middle Tennessee at Rice, Saturday, January 23rd