Planning on watching today’s Green Wave and Mean Green game? Catch the action at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX, as the Mean Green hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. The over/under for this game is set at 141 points, and North Texas is favored by -5.5 vs. Tulane in a American Athletic conference matchup.


The Pick: Tulane Green Wave +5.5

This game will be played at Dickies Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Mean Green.
  • Even though we have North Texas winning straight-up, we like Tulane at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Tulane Make it Happen on the Road?

Heading into today’s matchup, Tulane has a record of 14-16, including a 5-13 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Green Wave have gone 9-3 in non-conference games compared to 5-13 in league action.

On the road this season, Tulane has gone 3-8, and they come into this game on a seven-game losing streak away from home. For the season, the Green Wave have been outscored by an average of 5.5 points per game on the road.

As the underdog this season, Tulane has gone 4-9 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-7, and over their last 10 road games, they are 4-6 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record this year is 12-17.

So far this season, Tulane’s over/under record is 18-10-1, and today’s line of 141 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (157.4). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

In their most recent game, the Green Wave’s offense tallied 85 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 82.3 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Kevin Cross who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.8. Jaylen Forbes also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.2.

Looking at the Tulane defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 80.0 points per game (326th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 9.0 threes per game vs. North Texas. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.3%.

Can the Mean Green Live Up to the Hype at Home?

North Texas will be favored by 5.5 points in its matchup with Tulane. On the season, the Mean Green are 14-4 when favored, and they have gone 9-7 at home.

North Texas has gone 6-4 at home over its last 10 games. In its most recent game, the Mean Green defeated Rice by a score of 71-55.

North Texas has an overall ATS record of 17-11 this season, including a mark of 9-7 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mean Green have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for North Texas games is 14-13-1. The average scoring total in their games is 130.9 points while today’s over/under line is set at 141. So far, 22 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 145 points.

The Mean Green’s offense wrapped up their last game with 71 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 68.6 points per contest. Leading North Texas in scoring vs. Rice was Jason Edwards with his 21 points. Aaron Scott also added 14 points for the Mean Green.

So far this season, the North Texas defense has been performing well, ranking 9th in the country at 62.4 points allowed per contest. So far, the North Texas defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.3 times per game (442nd).