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Texas El Paso MinersUNLV Rebels
Dec 14, 10:00 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

Texas El Paso Miners vs UNLV Rebels Odds

2-4TEAM RECORD9-2

The UNLV Rebels will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Texas El Paso Miners at Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday in NCAAB play.

The Rebels currently sports a 9-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-4 ATS. The Miners are 2-4 and 3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rebels produce a 5-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Miners have gone 2-2 against the number.

View Texas El Paso vs UNLV Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rebels as 18-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 318-rated Texas El Paso taking on the No. 39-rated Rebels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-62 win for the Rebels on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Miners rank No. 298 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.2 per game. That compares with UNLV’s No. 45 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where UNLV is college basketball's No. 44-ranked team at 8.2 per game, while the Miners rate No. 287 with 4.7 per game.

Defensively, Texas El Paso features the nation's No. 265-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.5 points per game. UNLV, meanwhile, comes in at No. 45 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Texas El Paso, they were a 73-69 winner as they battled New Mexico State at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. Texas El Paso got 19 points from Michael Perez en route to a 73-69 victory over New Mexico State on Sunday at Haskins Center.

Last time out for UNLV, they were a 62-51 loser as they battled Wisconsin on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Chace Stanback scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Rebels to a win (they lost 62-51 to Wisconsin at Kohl Center on Saturday).

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing New Mexico State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Illinois are 1-1
After playing Wisconsin are 3-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Miners at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 7 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
UNLV is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UNLV is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Texas El Paso home to Southern, Saturday, December 17
UNLV at Illinois, Saturday, December 17

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