Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Green Wave versus the Mean Green? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPNU. The game will be played at UNT Coliseum in Denton, TX. This American Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 143.5 points, and the Mean Green are favored to win at home vs. the Green Wave.


The Pick: Tulane Green Wave +5

This game will be played at UNT Coliseum at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-70 in favor of the Mean Green.
  • Even though we have North Texas winning straight-up, we like Tulane at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Tulane Have What it Takes on the Road?

Tulane comes into today's game as the underdog, with a point spread of +5. So far this season, they have an overall record of 10-3, and are 2-0 on the road.

In their last game, Tulane faced off against Rice and came away with an 84-59 victory. Over their last 10 road games, the Green Wave have gone 6-4.

As the underdog, Tulane's ATS record this season is 0-2 and they are 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, the Green Wave are 1-1 ATS this year and 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Tulane games is 9-3. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 168.3 points, which is higher than today's over/under line of 143.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points and their over/under record during their last 10 games is 7-2.

Compared to their season average of 89.3 points per game, Tulane struggled in their previous game. Against Rice, the Green Wave scored 84 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 56.7%. On the offensive front, the Green Wave have a season-long field goal percentage of 51%, ranking 17th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 157th in terms of percentage and 160th in three-pointers made.

Coming into the game, Tulane will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 78.2 points per game (263rd). So far, the Tulane defense is giving up an average of 9.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (495th).

Pressure Builds for North Texas as Home Favorites

North Texas comes into today's matchup with an overall record of 8-5 and are favored by 5 points over Tulane. So far, the Mean Green have been favored in 6 of their 13 games and have gone 5-1 in those matchups.

In their last game, North Texas took on Wichita State and came away with a 74-62 victory. Over their last ten games at home, the Mean Green have gone 7-3 and are 4-3 at home this season.

North Texas has an overall ATS record of 7-4 this season and they are 4-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mean Green are 7-3 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in North Texas games is 6-4-1. Today's over/under line of 143.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (127.4). So far, 11 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1 and the average scoring total is 134 points.

The North Texas offense is coming off a game where they scored 74 points against Wichita State. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.4% and connected on 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jason Edwards, who is averaging 15.4 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Aaron Scott also maintains a PPG average of 12.2 heading into game.

So far, the Mean Green's defense is ranked 5th in the country at 59.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Wichita State, the Shockers finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 62 points vs. North Texas.