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North Texas Mean Green visit Columbia Lions in NCAAB hoops battle

North Texas Mean GreenColumbia Lions
Dec 3, 8:00 PM | Gersten Pavilion

North Texas Mean Green vs Columbia Lions Odds


North Texas pays a visit to Columbia on Saturday, hoping to send the Lions to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Gersten Pavilion.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Gersten Pavilion).

The Lions bring a 3-4 record (3-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-4 Mean Green, who are 3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Columbia go 0-4 so far and the Mean Green go 0-4.

View North Texas vs Columbia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions - Mean Green odds would favor the Mean Green if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Columbia is rated No. 171 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Texas is at No. 90. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-66 win for the Lions.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mean Green rank No. 33 in NCAA Division 1 with 40.7 per game. That compares with Columbia’s No. 95 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Columbia is college basketball's No. 33-ranked team at 8.6 per game, while the Mean Green rate No. 219 with 5.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Texas owns the country's No. 302-rated mark, allowing 80.2 points per game on the highway. Columbia, on the other hand, rates No. 167 in scoring at home.

North Texas was a 92-45 winner in their most recent outing at home against La Sierra. They covered the 22–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Mean Green and Golden Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as La Sierra was handed a 92-45 defeat on Friday at Gersten Pavilion.

Columbia was a 69-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 8–point spread as underdogs. Columbia earned a 69-61 victory over Loyola Marymount on Friday, getting 24 points from Brian Barbour at Gersten Pavilion.

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Mean Green at Lions trends to consider:
Columbia is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
North Texas at Loyola Marymount, Sunday, December 4
Columbia at La Sierra, Sunday, December 4