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North Texas Mean Green visit Florida Atlantic Owls in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

North Texas Mean GreenFlorida Atlantic Owls
13-13February 22, 2014, 07:00 | FAU Arena10-17

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on FAU Arena Saturday as host Florida Atlantic looks to handle the North Texas Mean Green in NCAA hoops action.

Supporters of the Mean Green have watched them go 13-13 and 9-10 ATS on the year, while the Owls are at 10-17 and 11-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 8-13-1, while the Mean Green have a 8-11 mark.

View North Texas Mean Green vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 101-rated Owls and the No. 258-ranked Mean Green, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for North Texas, they were a 65-63 winner as they battled Florida International on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. The Mean Green grabbed a 65-63 win over the Golden Panthers on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Jordan Williams at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

Florida Atlantic lost its last outing, a 71-52 result against Tulsa on February 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. Florida Atlantic got 12 points from D'Andre Johnson but lost anyway, 71-52, to Tulsa on Thursday at FAU Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida Atlantic has the nation's No. 216-rated offensive output, at 66.74 PPG. The visiting Mean Green defense ranks No. 194 allowing on average 72.85 PPG. The Owls FG% has averaged 42.29% so far, less than the Mean Green marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.72% per game.

A few Mean Green at Owls trends to consider:
North Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
North Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 6 games
North Texas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida Atlantic's last 11 games
Florida Atlantic is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games at home

Next up:
North Texas at Texas-San Antonio, Thursday, February 27th
Florida Atlantic at Tulane, Wednesday, February 26th