North Texas Mean Green vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders: 3/10/2021 C-USA Tournament Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Playoff Odds and Trends

Written by on March 10, 2021

The No. 3 seed North Texas Mean Green (13-9) are 15-point favorites to win and move closer to a guaranteed berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket against the No. 6 seed Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (5-17) in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals Wednesday at FORD CENTER AT THE STAR, beginning at 10:00 PM ET on ESPN+.

Betting Information

North Texas vs Middle Tennessee Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
North Texas -15 -110 -110 127 -110 -110 -1975 956

Computer Picks

Computer picks for North Texas vs Middle Tennessee
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Middle Tennessee (+15) Over (127) North Texas 73 Middle Tennessee 59

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Total Facts

  • In 59.1% of their games this year (13 of 22 chances), the Mean Green and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s point total of 127 points.
  • In 13 of 22 outings (59.1%) this year, Middle Tennessee has combined with its opponents to score at least 127 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 6.3 more points per game (133.3) than this game’s over/under of 127 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined six more points per game (133) than this game’s total of 127 points.
  • The Mean Green average point total in matchups this season is 133.6, 6.6 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average total in Blue Raiders games this year is 5.8 more points than the point total of 127 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Mean Green record only 0.5 more points per game (71) than the Blue Raiders give up (70.5).
  • When North Texas scores more than 70.5 points, it is 9-1 overall and 8-0 against the spread.
  • Middle Tennessee has a 1-6 record against the spread and a 0-7 record overall when allowing more than 71 points.
  • The Blue Raiders score an average of 62.3 points per game, just 0.2 fewer points than the 62.5 the Mean Green give up to opponents.
  • Middle Tennessee has put together a 5-4 overall record and a 5-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 62.5 points.
  • North Texas has a 5-7 record overall and an ATS record of 4-6 in games when its opponents score more than 62.3 points.
  • The Mean Green have totaled 187 more points than their opponents this season (8.5 per game on average), while the Blue Raiders have been out-scored by 181 total points (8.2 per game average differential).

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North Texas Betting Information

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Mean Green have covered 12 times in 20 contests.
  • When favored by at least 15 points, the Mean Green have fared well against the spread, compiling a 3-0 record.
  • The Mean Green have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 8 of 20 games (40%).

Middle Tennessee Betting Information

  • Middle Tennessee has a losing record against the spread, going 8-13 ATS (covering only 38.1% of the time).
  • Middle Tennessee and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this year — 8 of 21 (38.1%).

Head to Head

North Texas vs Middle Tennessee (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2020 North Texas -8.5 134 -430 +322 Regular Season 75-70 NTX
1/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-53 NTX

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North Texas Leaders

  • Javion Hamlet leads the Mean Green in points and assists per game, scoring 14.3 points and distributing 4.1 assists.
  • Zachary Simmons leads North Texas in rebounding, pulling down 6.2 boards per game while also scoring 10.3 points a contest.
  • James Reese hits more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Mean Green, knocking down shots from deep at a rate of 2.1 per game.
  • Reese is the Mean Green leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Thomas Bell leads them in blocks with 1.0 per contest.

Middle Tennessee Leaders

  • Dontrell Shuler’s points (12.5 per game) and assists (2.9 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Blue Raiders’ leaderboards.
  • Middle Tennessee’s Jo’Vontae Millner stats (5.1 rebounds per game, 7.7 points per game, 0.6 assists per game) earned him the top spot on the team rebound leaderboard.
  • Jalen Jordan is consistent from distance and leads the Blue Raiders with 1.7 made threes per game.
  • Middle Tennessee’s leader in steals is DeAndre Dishman (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Millner (0.6 per game).
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