BEST BET NORTH TEXAS over Utsa by 8

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 5 Octoberama Lts Football Special! -

Road­run­ners looked more like road­kill last week when they fell to South­ern Miss as 10-point home chalk. So now they dress up as road fa­vorites? We don’t think so! We warned you last week about UTSA’s phony 3-0 record (all three wins came against win­less FBS foes and FCS weak­ling South­ern) and North Texas is a far cut above that ilk, com­ing off back-to-back wins while scor­ing 46 and 43 points, re­spec­tively. The Mean Green will be ea­ger to make amends for last year’s 31-17 loss at San An­to­nio, and the in­tu­itive in­forms us that UNT is cur­rently out­stat­ting foes by 110 YPG (they were -98 net YPG in 2016). More good news for the Green: the se­ries host has won and cov­ered three straight, and the ‘Run­ners ar­rive with a money-burn­ing 2-6 ATS mark as chalk against aveng­ing foes since join­ing the FBS, in­clud­ing 0-2 ATS away. And not only is North Texas in its last seven home dog roles against foes off a spread loss, there’s also

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