Get ready for a Conference USA battle as the North Texas Mean Green and the Charlotte 49ers will face off at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at Apogee Stadium. North Texas is 1-2 overall and 1-2 at home, while Charlotte is 0-2 overall and 0-2 on the road. But the 49ers have been much better against the spread, covering in both games. North Texas is 0-2 against the spread in its FBS matchups.
The 49ers are favored by three points in the latest North Texas vs. Charlotte odds from William Hill. The over-under for total points is set at 67.5. Before entering any Charlotte vs. North Texas picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- North Texas vs. Charlotte spread: North Texas +3
- North Texas vs. Charlotte over-under: 68 points
- North Texas vs. Charlotte money line: North Texas +125, Charlotte -145
What you need to know about North Texas
The Mean Green came up short against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday, falling 41-31. Despite their defeat, receiver Deonte Simpson, who caught five passes for one TD and 113 yards, had an impressive game. North Texas has been putting up huge numbers on offense all season. It ranks 11th in the nation in scoring offense at 41 points per game. It is also 11th nationally in passing at 335 yards per game.
The issues have come on the defensive side, where North Texas is giving up a whopping 45.7 points per game. Every opponent, including FCS-level Houston Baptist, has scored at least 30 points on the Mean Green, so they'll have to play better on that side to keep this one within the spread.
What you need to know about Charlotte
Meanwhile, Charlotte has had some tough breaks this season. The 49ers have had two games cancelled. They've stayed competitive against Appalachian State and Florida Atlantic as well, losing both of those games but staying within the spread as the underdogs.
Quarterback Chris Reynolds has thrown for 454 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He's also the team's second-leading rusher with 37 yards. Running back Tre Harbison III has 136 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries. Harbison, a two-time 1,000-yard rusher at Northern Illinois before transferring, will likely be a focal point of the offense all season.
How to make Charlotte vs. North Texas picks
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