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North Texas Mean Green vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Matchup Report

Southern Miss Golden EaglesNorth Texas Mean Green
13-2January 09, 2014, 08:00 | The Super Pit9-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Southern Miss when they take on the North Texas Mean Green on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Mean Green bring a 9-5 record (4-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-2 Golden Eagles, who are 8-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed North Texas go 3-4 so far and the Golden Eagles go 5-6.

View Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs North Texas Mean Green Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, North Texas sat as 9.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Mean Green - Golden Eagles odds would favor the Golden Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Texas is rated No. 255 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Miss is at No. 41.

In their last action, Southern Miss was a 66-49 winner at home against Drexel. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Southern Miss got 11 points from Aaron Brown en route to a 66-49 victory over Drexel on Friday at Reed Green Coliseum.

North Texas was a 76-72 winner in its last match at home against UC Riverside. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. North Texas earned a 76-72 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday, getting 14 points from Brandan Walton at The Super Pit.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features North Texas's No. 133-ranked scoring average of 73.29 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense rated No. 24 and allowing 62.13 PPG. The Mean Green FG% has averaged 42.28% to date this season, less than the Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (47.05% per game).

Next up:
Southern Miss at Tulsa, Sunday, January 12th
North Texas at Tulane, Saturday, January 11th