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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Rice Owls Over North Texas Mean Green

The Rice Owls hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at The Super Pit against the North Texas Mean Green.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The North Texas Mean Green betting line opened as 8-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Rice Owls vs North Texas Mean Green Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rice Owls will look to cover the spread vs the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, as the Owls are 7-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mean Green are 7-8 ATS. Rice is 7-7 against the total, while North Texas is 8-6-1 versus the total betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 300-rated North Texas Mean Green and the No. 64-ranked Rice Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Texas has the nation's No. 234-rated offensive output, at 67.29 PPG. The visiting Rice Owls defense ranks No. 181 allowing on average 74.05 PPG. The Mean Green FG% has averaged 41.55% so far, less than the North Texas Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.69% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice got 23 points from Marcus Evans en route to a 84-67 victory over Charlotte on Saturday at Autry Court.

J'Mychal Reese scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Mean Green to a win (they lost 73-67 to Old Dominion at The Super Pit on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Rice is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 5 games on the road
  • Rice is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing North Texas
  • North Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Texas's last 6 games
  • North Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • North Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice at Florida International, Thursday, February 9th
North Texas at Florida Atlantic, Thursday, February 9th