Planning on watching today’s Tigers and Mean Green game? Catch the action at UNT Coliseum in Denton, TX, as the Mean Green hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this American Athletic conference game currently have North Texas as the -1 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 136 points.

MEMPHIS TIGERS VS NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Texas Mean Green -1

This game will be played at UNT Coliseum at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Mean Green.
  • Not only will North Texas pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Memphis Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

Memphis enters this game with a record of 18-6 and has won three straight games. They are 7-4 in American Athletic Conference play compared to 11-2 in non-conference games. On the road, the Tigers are 7-4, and their average scoring margin is +3.3 points per game.

As the underdog, Memphis has gone 2-2 this season, and they have been the favorite in 20 of their 24 games, going 16-4 in those matchups. In their most recent game, the Tigers defeated Tulane by a score of 90-78.

As the underdog, Memphis has gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-6 in their last 10. Overall, the Tigers are just 8-16 vs. the spread this season.

Today’s over/under line of 136 for the Memphis Tigers’ game against North Texas is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (152.2). Currently, their over/under record is 13-10-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points, and during their last 10 games, their OU record is 4-5-1.

Memphis finished with 90 points in their game against Tulane. This total surpasses their season-average of 80.8 points per game. On the offensive front, the Tigers have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 133rd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 161st in terms of percentage and 111st in three-pointers made.

The Tigers’ defense is presently ranked 245th nationally, allowing an average of 75.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Memphis’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.3% this season.

Can North Texas Pull Off a Home Win?

North Texas has been a much better team at home this season, going 7-5 compared to 4-5 on the road. They are also 10-3 when favored, which they are today. Their average scoring margin at home is +6.7, while it is +2.8 on the road.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Mean Green have gone 6-4, and they are coming off a two-point loss to SMU. So far this season, they are 13-10, including a 6-5 mark in American Athletic Conference play.

North Texas has an ATS record of 13-8 this season, including a mark of 7-5 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mean Green have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

North Texas’ over/under record for the season sits at 9-11-1, and today’s over/under line of 136 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (128.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points, and in their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 126 points. So far this season, 16 of their games have finished with less than 136 points.

In their most recent game, the Mean Green’s offense tallied 68 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 67.3 points per game. Offensively, the Mean Green hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 295th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 92nd in terms of percentage and 129th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Mean Green’s defense is positioned 5th in the country, permitting 60.5 points per game. Against SMU in their most recent game, the North Texas defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing SMU to hit 48% of their shots.