North Texas Mean Green Football Odds
The North Texas Mean Green football program has made quite a name for itself over the years, winning 24 conference championships including four in a row from 2001 to 2004.
While it’s relatively safe North Texas football won’t claim a national title in the near future, it still provides plenty of opportunities for Texas bettors. As one of the many Division I football programs in Texas, the Mean Green are another fun and easy way to bet on college football online.
Below, find out how to bet on North Texas football when legal sports betting comes to Texas, along with live Mean Green odds direct from online sportsbooks.
This week’s North Texas point spread
Below, see this week’s North Texas football odds as posted at legal TX online sportsbooks (once legal). Click on any North Texas odds to claim your sports betting bonus and get started.
North Texas football conference odds
What are the odds of North Texas winning a conference title? Check the latest odds from online Texas sportsbooks below.
How to bet on North Texas football online
When it comes to betting on college football, you’ll discover many of the bet types are similar to those you find in other sports. Below, we look at four of the most popular bet types available for Texas bettors.
What is the North Texas football moneyline?
This is the simplest of the bet types. You pick the winner of a game featuring two teams. If you’re right, you get paid out based on your bet amount and the odds at the time you confirmed your bet slip.
Every sportsbook carries moneyline bets, though some are more robust than others and offer better sports lines. DraftKings is one of the leaders in the industry right now, and that’s because it fosters a wide range of bet types and opportunities. You can find competitive lines and all of the country’s top games on the online sportsbook and DraftKings betting app.
Here’s an example of what a moneyline bet might look like at your sportsbook:
- North Texas Mean Green -145
- Texas Southern Tigers +210
When it comes to odds, you can identify which team is the favorite by finding the one with negative numbers. The side with positive odds is the predicted underdog in the game.
Positive numbers show how much you stand to win for every $100 you wager. Negative odds show you how much you have to bet in order to win $100.
What is the North Texas football point spread?
There are times moneyline bets just have no real value due to the lopsided nature of some college football matchups. College football point spreads are designed to bring value back to the bet by assigning a mandatory winning margin to the favorite. If the favorite doesn’t cover that spread (win by more), then bets on the underdog pay out.
A point spread bet could look like this:
- North Texas Mean Green -7.5 (-110)
- UAB Blazers +7.5 (-110)
The Mean Green have to win this game by at least eight points in order for a bet on their side to pay out.
The odds work the same as in our above reference, so the -110 on either side of this bet would pay out $210 if you wagered $110 and won. That includes your original bet amount returned to you, plus the $100 in winnings.
North Texas Mean Green totals bets
Also referred to commonly as an over/under, the totals bet doesn’t ask you to choose which team is going to win the game. Instead, you are given a total number of points that oddsmakers are predicting the two teams will combine to score.
If you believe they will score over that amount, then you will bet on the over. You’d bet the under if you think they don’t have the offensive firepower to reach the predicted amount.
At Caesars online betting, totals bets have some very tight predictions, which many bettors believe leads to better value with their bets. Those lines, plus the nice variety of college football totals bets, are likely to make Caesars one of the most popular sportsbooks in Texas (once sports gambling becomes legal).
Here’s an example of a totals bet:
- Over 53.5 (-110)
- Under 53.5 (-110)
For the over to be the successful side on the bet, the two teams must combine to score 54 points or more. For the under to pay out, that total needs to be 53 or lower.
On both sides of this bet, you’re looking at -110 odds, which means for every $110 you wager, you stand to win $100. You don’t have to bet that high or that low. Whatever you choose to bet will pay out based on the odds when you finalize your bet slip.
North Texas Mean Green props bets
Prop betting has grown into one of the most popular bet types in the market today, mostly because it has something for everyone to enjoy. From over/under style bets to situational bets to exotic bets and more, prop bets come in a wide variety that differs from sportsbook to sportsbook.
At FanDuel online sportsbook, you’ll find quite a few games with a large variety of prop bets to choose from. Additionally, FanDuel, like most of its competitors, has live betting, which features prop bets throughout the game.
Here’s an example of one possible prop bet you might come across:
Will the North Texas Mean Green score a special teams touchdown?
- Yes (+190) or No (+130)
The positive odds in this example show you how much you could win if you bet $100. If the answer is yes and you wagered $100, then your payout will be $290, which includes your original stake and your winnings.
Make sure to shop around to find the sportsbook with the prop bets that suit your needs.
North Texas Mean Green football coaching staff
Below you will find the current coaching staff of the North Texas Mean Green football program and a list of all the head coaches who have come and gone throughout the team’s history.
- Head coach: Seth Littrell
- Associate head coach and special teams coordinator: Drew Svoboda
- Assistant head coach and tight ends coach: Chris Gilbert
- Offensive coordinator: Jordan Davis
- Defensive coordinator: Matt Caponi
- Strength and conditioning coach: Bryan Kegans
Here is a list of the head coaches throughout the history of the Mean Green:
- Seth Littrell (2016-current)
- Mike Canales (2015)
- Dan McCarney (2011-2015)
- Mike Canales (2010)
- Todd Dodge (2007-2010)
- Darrell Dickey (1998-2006)
- Matt Simon (1994-1997)
- Dennis Parker (1991-1993)
- Corky Nelson (1982-1990)
- Bob Tyler (1981)
- Jerry Moore (1979-1980)
- Hayden Fry (1973-1978)
- Rod Rust (1967-1972)
- Odus Mitchell (1946-1966)
- Lloyd Russell (1942)
- Jack Sisco (1929-1941)
- John Reid (1925-1938)
- Theron Fouts (1920-1924)
- James W. St. Clair (1915-1919)
- J. W. Pender (1913-1914)
Where do the Mean Green play their home games?
Opened in 2011, Apogee Stadium is located in Denton, Texas. It replaced Fouts Field, the home field for the Mean Green since 1952.
- Address: 1251 S. Bonnie Brae Street, Denton, Texas 76207
- Owner: University of North Texas System
- Operator: University of North Texas Athletic Department
- Capacity: 30,850
- Record attendance: 30,123 (vs. Houston, Sept. 28, 2019)
- Opened: September 10, 2011
- Construction cost: $78 million ($98.6 million in 2021 dollars)
How to watch and listen to North Texas Mean Green football games
You can tune into the Mean Green broadcasts by finding them at these sources.
- CBS Sports
For streaming services, you can find some games at:
- Sling TV
- DirecTV Stream
- AT&T TV
- YouTube TV
- Conference USA TV All Access
If you’d rather listen to the games, tune your dial to:
- KGAF 1580 AM (Gainesville)
- KHYI 95.3 FM (Howe)
You can also stream the games over the internet via:
- TuneIn App
- Conference USA All Access
A brief history of the Mean Green football team
Below we look at some of the most important years in the history of North Texas Mean Green football.
- 2017: North Texas plays in the CUSA West Division Championship but loses to Florida Atlantic in 2017.
- 2013: North Texas defeats UNLV 36-14 for its third-ever bowl game victory in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
- 2013: The Mean Green joins Conference USA.
- 2002: North Texas defeats Cincinnati in the New Orleans Bowl 24-19 for its second-ever postseason win.
- 2001: North Texas joins the Sun Belt Conference and goes on to win four straight conference titles in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
- 1996: North Texas becomes a member of the Big West Conference.
- 1983: The Mean Green add another conference championship, this time in the Southland Conference, which they would win again in 1994.
- 1983: The Mean Green join the Southland Conference.
- 1977: The AP Poll ranks North Texas No. 16.
- 1973: The team adopts its Mean Green mascot and wins the Missouri Valley Conference.
- 1965: Future NFL hall of fame player Joe Greene joins North Texas.
- 1959: North Texas has its first ever AP ranking (No. 16).
- 1958: North Texas wins the Missouri Valley Conference championship title, which it would do again in 1959, 1966, 1967 and 1973.
- 1957: The then-North Texas Eagles join the Missouri Valley Conference.
- 1957: Abner Haynes and Leon King break the color barrier for Texas college football.
- 1952: The Eagles move their home field to Fouts Field.
- 1950: The Eagles win the Gulf Coast Conference titles for the first time repeating that feat in 1951, 1952, 1955 and 1956.
- 1949: The Gulf Coast Conference becomes the new home for North Texas.
- 1946: North Texas plays in its first-ever bowl game, defeating Pacific 14-13 in the Optimist Bowl.
- 1940: The Eagles win the Lone Star Conference Championship, which they would do again in 1941, 1946 and 1947.
- 1932: North Texas becomes a charter member of the Lone Star Conference and wins the conference that year and three other times in the 1930s—1935, 1936 and 1939.
- 1931: The Eagles capture the TIAA conference championship for the first time.
- 1923: North Texas plays rival Southern Methodist University for the first time and loses 66-0.
- 1922: North Texas joins the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
- 1919: The Eagles beat TCU for the first time—14-6.
- 1914: North Texas secures its first-ever win, defeating now-defunct Burleson College 25-0.
- 1913: North Texas State Normal College fields a football team.
North Texas Mean Green Football FAQ
According to SeatGeek.com averages, you can typically expect to pay $22 for North Texas Mean Green football tickets in 2023. The site also indicates tickets are usually available for as low as $12, depending on the opponent.
No, but the program has collected 24 conference championships and a single division title throughout its history.
Odus Mitchell, who led the Mean Green from 1946 until 1966, has the most wins in school history with a record of 122-85-9, a winning percentage of 58.6%.
The coach with the highest win percentage who led the team for three seasons or more is James W. St. Clair at 65.6%. From 1915-1919, he went 20-10-2.
14, as of August 2023. They’ve gone 3-11 in those games. North Texas’ first-ever was the Optimist Bowl in 1946, in which they beat Pacific 14-13.
There have been 81 players out of North Texas to be drafted into the National Football League.
The first was center Jim Cooper, who was taken as the 64th-overall selection in 1948 by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
There have been three first-round picks out of North Texas in the history of the program. The highest selection of all time was defensive tackle “Mean” Joe Greene, who went on to a hall of fame NFL career. He was selected No. 4 overall in 1969 by the Steelers.
The other two first-round selections were No. 9 overall Cedrick Hardman, a defensive end taken by the San Francisco 49ers in 1970, and defensive back Lenny Dunlap, taken in 1971 by the Baltimore Colts as the No. 26 overall selection.
There have only been two consensus All-American selections out of North Texas University: Joe Greene and Jaelon Darden.