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Week 1 College Football Betting Odds with Pick - SMU Mustangs vs North Texas Mean Green

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the SMU Mustangs on Saturday when they take on the North Texas Mean Green at Apogee Stadium in Week 1 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting SMU Mustangs opened as -12-point favorites in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 27-16 result in favor of the Mustangs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

SMU Mustangs vs North Texas Mean Green Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Texas Mean Green sit at 0-0 (0-0 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the SMU Mustangs are currently 0-0 (0-0 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? North Texas is 0-0 OU, and SMU is 0-0 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and North Texas vs SMU injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the North Texas Mean Green rated this week at No. 120 and the SMU Mustangs sitting at No. 115.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits North Texas's No. -ranked offense, averaging PPG, against a SMU defense that ranks No. this week at PPG. The North Texas aerial game is averaging yards per game, more than the SMU Mustangs secondary allows through the air, YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the SMU Mustangs own the league's No. 120-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 266.6 yards per game when on the road. North Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 80 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Methodist was hammered in its last outing, as Memphis ran up a 63-0 score against them at Liberty Bowl.

In their last game, the Mean Green were Week 13 losers coming out on the wrong end of 20-17 score against Texas El Paso.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Methodist is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Southern Methodist's last 10 games
  • Southern Methodist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • North Texas is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games
  • North Texas is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Texas's last 6 games
  • North Texas is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

SMU at Baylor, Saturday, September 10th
North Texas home to Bethune-Cookman, Saturday, September 10th