Check out our free Owls vs Mean Green pick and preview for NCAAF week 13 game in Denton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.

Owls vs Mean Green Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 13 Betting Odds

On Saturday, November 26th at 2:00 PM ET, the North Texas Mean Green and Rice Owls at Apogee Stadium in Denton, TX. ESPN+ will carry the TV coverage for the game. In a matchup between two Conference USA teams, the Mean Green are 14 point favorites at home. The over-under point total is currently set at 59.5.

Owls vs Mean Green Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAF
  • Teams: Rice Owls at North Texas Mean Green
  • Where: Denton at Apogee Stadium
  • Date: Saturday, November 26th
  • Betting Odds:
  • NTX -14, RICE +411 | NTX -580 O/U 59.5

Owls Preview:

As the Owls travel to take on the North Texas Mean Green, they have an overall record of 5-6. This includes going 3-4 in Conference USA action.

In their last matchup, Rice fell by a score of 41-7 to UTSA. Heading into the game, the Owls were 13.5 point underdogs on the spread, leading to a loss vs the spread. With their 48 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 56.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 394 yards, with 262 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 113rd in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Rice is ranked 85th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 132 yards through the air.

Coming into this week’s game, the Rice offense is averaging 26.09. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a North Texas defense ranked 117th in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Rice can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 139.0 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a North Texas defense that is vulnerable up front. Heading into the game, the Owls will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 226.91 yards places them 96th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 113rd ranked team in attempts per contest (31.09).

Mean Green Preview:

As the Mean Green travel to take on the Rice Owls, they have an overall record of 6-5. This includes going 5-2 in Conference USA action.

In their last matchup, North Texas fell by a score of 41-21 to UAB. Heading into the game, the Mean Green were 6.5 point underdogs on the spread, leading to a loss vs the spread. The two team’s combined to score 62 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 57.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 505 yards, with 271 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 136th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, North Texas is ranked 161st in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 234 yards through the air.

Leading into this week’s game, look for a North Texas offense to put together a strong performance. This season, the team is averaging 35.73 points per game and is generating explosive plays in the pass game at a high rate. The team will be taking on a Rice defense currently ranked just 121st in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if North Texas can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 208.27 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Rice defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the Mean Green are the 37th ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 273.73. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 30.64 times per contest, placing them 120th in the NCAA.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game

In terms of betting, the Owls have an ATS record of 6-5-0. Their current over-under record sits at 8-3-0. Through their last 5 road games, Rice has an ATS record of just 2-3-0. However, their overall record was 1-4-0 while averaging 21.4 points per game.

In terms of betting, the Mean Green have an ATS record of 7-3-0. Their current over-under record sits at 6-4-0. When looking at their past 5 home matchups, North Texas has an ATS record of 3-2-0 while averaging 42.6 per game. The team went 4-1-0 overall in these games.

Owls vs Mean Green Pick

Free Spread Prediction: North Texas Mean Green -14

Free Spread Prediction: Under 59.5

 


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