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Central Florida favored by 6.5 against Texas El Paso on Saturday

Texas El Paso MinersCentral Florida Knights
Feb 25, 8:00 PM | UCF Arena

Texas El Paso Miners vs Central Florida Knights Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD19-8

Texas El Paso travels to Central Florida on Saturday, hoping to boost its 14-13 record with a victory over the Knights.

Supporters of the Miners have watched them go 14-13 and 14-9 ATS on the year, while the Knights are at 19-8 and 13-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Knights are 8-12-1, while the Miners have a 12-11 mark.

View Texas El Paso vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Miners listed as 6.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knights at No. 52 and the Miners at No. 192 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-66 result in favor of the Knights.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Central Florida's No. 199 nationally ranked offense (66.9 points per game) against a Miners defense that sits as the No. 79 at 63.1 PPG. The Knights have been averaging 43.7% from the field, less than the Miners have managed so far this season (47% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas El Paso owns the country's No. 173-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Central Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 200 in scoring at home.

Texas El Paso was a 76-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Miss. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Miners grabbed a 76-68 win over the Golden Eagles on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from C.J. Cooper at Haskins Center.

In their last action, Central Florida was an 83-74 loser on the road against Rice. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Central Florida suffered an 83-74 loss against Rice on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Keith Clanton in a losing effort at Autry Court.

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Rice are 7-3
After playing Southern Miss are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 5-3
After playing Rice are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Miners at Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 8 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Central Florida is 20-1 SU in its last 21 games at home
Central Florida is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Texas El Paso home to Rice, Wednesday, February 29
Central Florida at Memphis, Tuesday, February 28