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Golden Eagles vs Mean Green Betting Preview

North Texas Mean GreenSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
4-3October 26, 2013, 07:00 | MM Roberts Stadium0-6

The Golden Eagles will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Mean Green at MM Roberts Stadium in Week 9 action.

The Golden Eagles currently sport a record of 0-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-5 ATS. The Mean Green are 4-3 and 5-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Eagles post a 3-3 over under record this season, while the Mean Green have gone 2-5 against the number.

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

The home team opened as 9.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

This game matches up the No. 120 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 47 (Mean Green) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 30--2 result in favor of the Mean Green is predicted by handicapping models.

Last time out for North Texas, they were a 28-13 winner as they battled Louisiana Tech on the road. North Texas covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 41 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Mean Green were Week 8 winners, coming out on top of the Bulldogs by a score of 28-13.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Miss's No. 122-ranked offense, averaging 12.5 PPG, against a Mean Green defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 21.29 PPG. The Golden Eagles aerial game is averaging 208.67 yards per game, less than the Mean Green secondary allows through the air, 259.57 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Mean Green own the league's No. 34-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 131.5 yards per game when on the road. Southern Miss, on the other hand, rates No. 125 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Mean Green at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
North Texas is 7-15-1 SU in its last 23 games
North Texas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
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
Southern Miss is 1-13-1 SU in its last 15 games
Southern Miss is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Southern Miss is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Southern Miss's last 10 games at home

Next up:
North Texas at Rice, Saturday, November 2nd
Southern Miss at Marshall, Saturday, November 2nd