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North Texas Mean Green Favored by -3 Point Spread Against the Rice Owls on Saturday

The North Texas Mean Green will hit the floor running against the away Rice Owls Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the North Texas Mean Green in this one found them listed as -3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Owls was expected to move the line.

Rice Owls vs North Texas Mean Green Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Texas Mean Green bring a 6-9 record (2-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-10 Owls, who are 4-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed North Texas go 6-4 so far and the Rice Owls go 7-3.

The North Texas Mean Green sit at No. 314 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rice Owls sit at No. 296 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Rice is ranked No. 229 in NCAA basketball at 33.93 per game. Contrast that with North Texas's No. 127 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Texas is the No. 196-ranked team in the country at 6.07 per game, while Rice rates No. 131 at 6.93 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marcus Evans scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 85-80 to Texas-San Antonio at UTSA Convocation Center on Sunday).

The Mean Green got a 20-point effort from Jeremy Combs, who added 20 rebounds, but Texas El Paso still managed to defeat North Texas 84-75 Sunday at Don Haskins Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Rice is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Rice is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing North Texas
  • Rice is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing North Texas
  • North Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • North Texas is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • North Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Rice
  • North Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Rice

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Western Kentucky, Thursday, January 14th
North Texas at Marshall, Thursday, January 14th