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North Texas Mean Green vs UC Riverside Highlanders Betting Matchup Report

UC Riverside HighlandersNorth Texas Mean Green
5-8January 04, 2014, 03:00 | The Super Pit8-5

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Highlanders of UC Riverside hit the hard court against the Mean Green of North Texas.

The Mean Green sport a record of 8-5 and 4-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Highlanders have 5-8 and 4-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-4 for the Mean Green and 4-5 for the Highlanders.

View UC Riverside Highlanders vs North Texas Mean Green Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, North Texas sat as -8-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 268-rated UC Riverside taking on the No. 276-rated Mean Green in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Texas's No. 143 nationally ranked offense (73.08 points per game) against a Highlanders defense that sits as the No. 66 at 65.77 PPG. The Mean Green have been averaging 42.13% from the field, less than the Highlanders have managed so far this season (43.13% on average).

A few Highlanders at Mean Green trends to consider:
UC Riverside is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
UC Riverside is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
North Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
North Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
UC Riverside at CS Fullerton, Thursday, January 9th
North Texas at Southern Miss, Thursday, January 9th