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Point Spread Favors the Blue Raiders in NCAA College Football Battle with the North Texas Mean Green

The North Texas Mean Green will try to pick up win and cover the spread at Apogee Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in Week 5 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the North Texas Mean Green in this one found them as 16-point underdogs at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 42-15 result in favor of the Blue Raiders. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs North Texas Mean Green Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

North Texas battles the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, currently with a 3-1 mark (2-1-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 2-2 for the Mean Green and 2-2 for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and North Texas vs Middle Tennessee injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the North Texas Mean Green at No. 118 and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at No. 41 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits North Texas's No. 86-ranked offense, averaging 26 PPG, against a Middle Tennessee defense that ranks No. 61 this week at 25.5 PPG. The North Texas aerial game is averaging 180.5 yards per game, less than the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders secondary allows through the air, 200 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders own the league's No. 102-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 267.5 yards per game when on the road. North Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 59 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Middle Tennessee's last outing, Brent Stockstill threw for 356 yards to lead the Blue Raiders over LA Tech 38-34 at Floyd Stadium.

In their last game, North Texas got a 157-yard performance from Jeffrey Wilson as a key part of its 42-35 win over Rice.

Betting Trends
  • Middle Tennessee is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Middle Tennessee's last 10 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • North Texas is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Texas's last 7 games
  • North Texas is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games at home
  • North Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee home to WKU, Saturday, October 15th
North Texas home to Marshall, Saturday, October 8th