Free Week 2 Prediction: Mean Green vs Mustangs Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) North Texas Mean Green vs. SMU Mustangs (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 7th 2019
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Gerald J Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: SMU -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 72.5
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The North Texas Mean Green are coming off of a nice win against Abilene Christian where North Texas essentially cruised all throughout the second half. They will be looking for more of the same in this interesting matchup against the SMU Mustangs.
The Mustangs are also coming off of a nice win on the road at Arkansas State and will now be eager to get to 2-0 on the season when they welcome in the Mean Green to Gerald J Ford Stadium.
North Texas Mean Green
The passing attack was rolling for North Texas in the last game where starting QB Mason Fine threw for 383 yards and 4 TD’s and only 1 pick.
North Texas, however, were 23.5 point favorites in that game so this will be a different beast compared to last week being offered at 3.5 point dogs in this game.
The rushing game was also effective for them in that game as they managed to rush for 193 yards and spread the ball around nicely between their running-backs.
The guy to look out for on North Texas in terms of rushing is junior RB DeAndre Torrey who rushed for 95 yards on only 11 attempts in that last game.
The concern for the Mean Green would be the defensive performance in that last contest as they allowed 456 yards through the air and on the ground.
The main concern for the coaching staff will be the secondary who gave up 273 yards and allowed the opposing QB to go 23-35 in his attempts.
This defense needs to show up this Saturday in this super competitive game to secure a road victory.
The SMU Mustangs, on the other hand, are coming off a win against a tougher opponent as they were a 1.5 point underdog in that game and came out with a 6 point win.
The Mustang’s junior QB will be disappointed he did not get a TD in that last game, but still had a great game throwing for 360 yards with only 1 pick.
His favorite target in that game was Reggie Roberson Jr who hauled in 11 catches for 180 yards in what was a breakout performance. Look for him to be a focal point again against a North Texas secondary who were not at their best last week.
The running game had a decent day rushing for 148 yards, but were very inefficient with only a 3.3 yard average per carry.
Like their opponents on Saturday this secondary also struggled allowing 324 yards through the air while the front 7 only gave up 90 yards on the ground.
The Mustangs, however, did play a much tougher offense and should come into this game more prepared than week 1.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of North Texas’s last 12 games
- Southern Methodist is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing North Texas
- Southern Methodist is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing North Texas
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
These two teams both have nice weapons especially in the passing game and with both of these secondaries struggling I can see this game going over the total. The total is really high, but this should be a barn burner.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 72.5
Bet the over and cash in on this high scoring affair on Saturday.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: North Texas 37 – SMU 45
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