North Texas vs SMU Prediction - College Football Picks 11/10/23
SMU Mustangs (7-2) vs North Texas Mean Green (3-6)
Game Info: Friday, November 10, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Gerald J. Ford Stadium)
Betting Odds: SMU Mustangs -16.5 -- Over/Under: 67.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The North Texas Mean Green and SMU Mustangs face off on Friday in a college football showdown at Gerald J Ford Stadium.
North Texas Looks to End Losing Streak
North Texas comes into this game with a 3-6 record overall and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against UTSA, North Texas scored 29 points, but the defense really struggled, giving up 37 points. Chandler Rogers completed 20 of his 38 passes for 272 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. North Texas on the season is averaging 34.8 points while their defense is giving up 36.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 22nd while the defense is ranked 129th.
SMU Looks for 8th Win
SMU comes into this game with a 7-2 record overall but they were really tested in the last game. SMU scored 36 points against Rice in the last game, but the defense wasn’t great giving up 31 points. A bad second quarter almost hurt them, but they held on late to secure the victory. Preston Stone completed 15 of his 28 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. SMU on the season is averaging 40.0 points, while their defense is giving up 15.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league, while the defense is ranked 9th.
- SMU rank 7th among FBS teams for points per game this season (40.0).
- SMU rank T9th among FBS teams for points allowed per game this season (15.9).
- North Texas rank T22nd among FBS teams for points per game this season (34.8).
- North Texas has suffered the equal-most road losses by a margin of 10 points or fewer of any FBS team this season (3).
Shane’s Free Pick
SMU didn’t look great in the last game against Rice with their defense, and they are going to struggle again in this game. North Texas scored 29 points in the last game and they are going to find offensive success here. Look for North Texas to find some sort of offensive success here and that is going to be the difference as they are going to get they are going to keep this game close. Back North Texas against the spread.