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North Texas Mean Green visit Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in college basketball clash

North Texas Mean GreenMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Dec 31, 8:00 PM | Murphy Center

North Texas Mean Green vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Murphy Center Monday as host Middle Tennessee looks to handle the North Texas Mean Green in NCAA hoops action.

The Mean Green will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 3-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Raiders are 5-5 ATS. North Texas is 2-3 against the total, while Middle Tennessee is 2-6 versus the number.

View North Texas vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Blue Raiders in this one found them listed as 14.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Mean Green was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Raiders sit at No. 62 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mean Green sit at No. 197 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Raiders will win this game 77-66.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Middle Tennessee's No. 115-rated squad against North Texas's No. 37-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Middle Tennessee rates No. 270 in the country with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 343 nationally with 3.3 per match.

Defensively, North Texas features the nation's No. 149-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally in scoring at home.

North Texas lost its last outing, a 70-64 result against Western Kentucky on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. The Mean Green endured a 70-64 loss at the hands of the Hilltoppers on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Jordan Williams at EA Diddle Arena.

In their last action, Middle Tennessee was a 69-52 winner at home against Florida International. They covered the 16.5-point spread as favorites. The Blue Raiders got 15 points from Marcos Knight as Middle Tennessee ran past Florida International 69-52 on Saturday at Murphy Center.

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-4
Before playing Troy are 7-3
After playing Western Kentucky are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Arkansas State are 4-6
After playing Florida International are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Mean Green at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
North Texas is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
North Texas is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
North Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against North Texas
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing North Texas

Next up:
North Texas home to Troy, Thursday, January 3
Middle Tennessee at Arkansas State, Thursday, January 3