College baskeball point spread favors Miners in battle with Commodores
Vanderbilt Commodores vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds
Texas El Paso looks to cover the Miners-Commodores pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 1-3 mark when they host Vanderbilt in college basketball wagering action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Wide World of Sports Complex).
The Miners currently sports a 1-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-3 ATS. The Commodores are 1-3 and 0-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Miners produce a 2-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Commodores have gone 0-2 against the number.
Bettors looking to go with the Miners in this one found them listed as 4.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Commodores was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Miners sit at No. 164 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Commodores sit at No. 19 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Miners will win this game 54-51.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas El Paso has the nation's No. 318-rated offensive output, at 57.2 PPG. The visiting Commodores defense ranks No. 176 allowing on average 66 PPG. The Miners FG% has averaged 41% so far, more than the Commodores marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Vanderbilt owns the country's No. 242-rated mark, allowing 74.5 points per game on the highway. Texas El Paso, on the other hand, rates No. 225 in scoring at home.
Vanderbilt was a 50-33 loser in their most recent outing at home against Marist. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Vanderbilt got 8 points from James Siakam but lost anyway, 50-33, to Marist on Friday at Wide World of Sports Complex.
Texas El Paso was a 69-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Clemson. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Texas El Paso was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Clemson and falling by a 69-48 score at Wide World of Sports Complex.
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing New Mexico State are 8-2
After playing Clemson are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7
A few Commodores at Miners trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Vanderbilt home to Villanova, Saturday, December 1
Texas El Paso home to New Mexico State, Wednesday, November 28