Free Week 6 Prediction: Mean Green vs Miners Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 6
(4-1) North Texas Mean Green vs. UTEP Miners (0-5)
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX
NCAA Football Spread: North Texas -27
NCAA Betting Total: 53
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The North Texas Mean Green have relied on their solid defense to earn their way to a 4 – 1 record. All 5 North Texas outings this year have ended with the Under rolling in, as the Mean Green are only allowing 18.4 PPG.
The same cannot be said about the UTEP Miners season so far, as they are 1 – 4 and simply in trouble. Listed as +27 point underdogs in this game, the likelihood of an upset is slim, to say the least.
North Texas Mean Green
The Mean Green were 4 – 0 entering last weekend’s game against LA Tech, but a 29 – 27 loss ended their winning run. The North Texas schedule has certainly been favorable, however. Wins over SMU, Liberty, Incarnate Word and Arkansas has a zero ‘wow factor’.
North Texas jumped out to a fast 21 – 6 lead last weekend against LA Tech, but the wheels fell off from there. The Mean Green only managed one more score in the third quarter, as both teams were held scoreless in the 4th quarter.
Untimely penalties and two lost fumbles certainly contributed to the Mean Green loss.
On the other hand, UTEP may be showing a 1 – 4 record, but their quality of opponents is not too shabby. They’ve taken on Tennessee, New Mexico State and UNLV among their five losses, although the losing streak that dates back to November of 2016 is still in tact.
That would make it 17 straight outings without a victory for the Miners entering this weekend.
On the bright side, that last win came against North Texas, so maybe the Miners can provide a surprise this weekend after all. Well, let’s not get too carried away.
Keep in mind that first year Head Coach Dana Dimel inherited a team that lost every game last year, and only had two returning starters to the offense to boot. Both of those returnees were linemen, so UTEP took on almost a complete overhaul for offensive coordinator Mike Canales to work with.
This game might be much closer than the experts think, as a +27 on the home team is certainly a lot of points. North Texas has to try to let go of what happened last weekend, letting an early lead completely evaporate to LA Tech.
UTEP knows that they have had a tough time with a tougher schedule, although the losses are still adding up week in and week out.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
- Under is 4-1 in Miners last 5 home games.
- Under is 6-2 in Miners last 8 conference games.
- Mean Green are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Mean Green are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Miners are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games.
Free Week 6 NCAA Football Pick
The Play points to the dog in this one, with the home side getting plenty of points. If you are a parlay/teaser kind of bettor, this is a perfect spot to boost that to 28.5 or better, and put it with another play you like.
Maybe even one of my other plays will suit your needs, but regardless, you should be okay here.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UTEP +27 is where the action is. Free ATS or O/U final score pick provided below!
This game should be another low-scoring affair, although 53 is quite low for a total. As you can see below, I am predicting that it will stay under, but one field goal for either side could topple my number at 51 (31 – 20).
Week 6 Free Score Prediction: North Texas Mean Green 31 – UTEP Miners 20
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