North Texas vs UTEP Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 0 Game on FanDuel (Aug 27)
North Texas vs UTEP Week 0 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
North Texas Mean Green (0-0, 0-0 C-USA) vs. UTEP Miners (0-0, 0-0 C-USA)
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: Sun Bowl — El Paso, TX
Week 0 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the North Texas Mean Green and UTEP Miners. North Texas hopes the new campaign starts better than the previous one. While the Mean Green won five of six games to close out the year, a 1-6 start to begin the season put them in too big of a hole to come back from.
Meanwhile, it was the opposite for UTEP. The Miners had fans fired up following a 6-1 start to the year, only to go 1-5 down the stretch. With one of those final five losses coming against North Texas in Week 11, you can bet that Dana Dimel's crew is out for revenge.
North Texas vs UTEP Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: UNT: (-120) | UTEP: (+100)
Spread: UNT: -1.5 (-105) | UTEP: +1.5 (-115)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
North Texas enters this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 54.5, which is in the middle of the pack for this week's college football projected totals.
North Texas vs UTEP Prediction & Pick
Much like death and taxes, another guarantee lately has been North Texas having UTEP's number. The Mean Green are a dominant 12-3 in the last 15 meetings with their C-USA rivals. Making matters worse, the Miners haven't beaten the Mean Green since 2016, losing each of the last five head-to-head matchups.
Nevertheless, UTEP has kept things close lately. Three of the last four Mean Green vs. Miners matchups have been decided by either two or three points, showing that things tend to be close even if North Texas tends to emerge as the victor.
Final Score Prediction: North Texas: 33 | UTEP: 29
North Texas vs UTEP Betting Trends
- North Texas is 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games against C-USA schools.
- UTEP is 2-4 ATS in its last six season openers.
- The total has hit the under in four of North Texas' last six games.
- The total has hit the over in four of UTEP's last six games against North Texas.
North Texas vs UTEP Best Bet
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I think that this game will be another even matchup between the two C-USA rivals. A 1.5-point spread shouldn't be too much for North Texas to cover, especially since 16 of the Mean Green's 17 all-time wins over the Miners have been by at least two points. In fact, the only time it was a one-point difference was when North Texas beat UTEP for the first time in 1956.
Bet: North Texas -1.5 (-105)
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