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North Texas Mean Green visit Portland Pilots in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

North Texas Mean GreenPortland Pilots
2-3November 23, 2013, 10:00 | Earle A. Chiles Center3-2

Earle A. Chiles Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Portland Pilots and the visiting North Texas Mean Green in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Mean Green will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pilots are 5-0 ATS. North Texas is 2-1 against the total, while Portland is 3-2 versus the number.

View North Texas Mean Green vs Portland Pilots Odds and Stats.

The Pilots - Mean Green odds would favor the Pilots if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Portland is rated No. 235 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Texas is at No. 256.

Last time out for North Texas, they were an 87-76 loser as they battled Idaho at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Vandals got a terrific 25-point effort from Stephen Madison as Idaho defeated North Texas 87-76 on Friday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Portland was a 69-52 winner in its last match at home against Columbia. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Portland earned a 69-52 victory over Columbia on Friday, getting 14 points from Thomas van der Mars at Earle A. Chiles Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Portland's No. 91-ranked scoring average of 79.4 PPG, against a Mean Green defense rated No. 226 and allowing 79.4 PPG. The Pilots FG% has averaged 46.1% to date this season, more than the Mean Green shooters have managed so far (41.59% per game).

A few Mean Green at Pilots trends to consider:
North Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
North Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games on the road
Portland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Portland is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
Portland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
North Texas home to Incarnate Word, Tuesday, November 26th
Portland at San Jose State, Wednesday, November 27th