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Tulane Green Wave vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds
Tulane travels to Texas El Paso on Saturday, hoping to boost its 14-7 record with a victory over the Miners.
The Miners sport records of 11-8 and 8-8-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Green Wave have 14-7 and 6-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-6 for the Miners and 9-4 for the Green Wave.
The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 157-ranked Miners and the No. 164-rated Green Wave in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-65 win for the Green Wave on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas El Paso's No. 262 nationally ranked offense (63.9 points per game) against a Green Wave defense that sits as the No. 37 at 59.1 PPG. The Miners have been averaging 44.8% from the field, more than the Green Wave have managed so far this season (40.7% on average).
Defensively, Tulane features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Texas El Paso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 239 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tulane, they were a 58-50 loser as they battled Central Florida at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Josh Davis scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Green Wave to a win (they lost 58-50 to Central Florida at Fogelman Arena on Wednesday).
In their last action, Texas El Paso was a 78-72 loser on the road against UAB. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Texas El Paso suffered a 78-72 loss against UAB on Wednesday, getting 18 points from McKenzie Moore in a losing effort at Bartow Arena.
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Marshall are 3-7
After playing Central Florida are 2-6
After a loss are 5-5
Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Rice are 6-4
After playing UAB are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Tulane home to Marshall, Wednesday, February 6
Texas El Paso home to Rice, Wednesday, February 6