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Golden Lions open as college hoops underdog vs Miners

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden LionsTexas El Paso Miners
Dec 22, 9:20 PM | Haskins Center

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Texas El Paso and Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday, with the host Miners trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Miners sport records of 4-5 and 2-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Golden Lions have 1-9 and 0-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-3 for the Miners and 0-1 for the Golden Lions.

View Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs Texas El Paso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Miners in this one found them listed as 20.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Golden Lions was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Miners at No. 328 and the Golden Lions at No. 232 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 58-43 result in favor of the Miners.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Lions is ranked No. 305 in NCAA hoops at 31.5 per game. Contrast that with Texas El Paso’s No. 339 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas El Paso is the No. 338-ranked team in the country at 3.4 per game, while Arkansas-Pine Bluff rates No. 342 at 3.2 per game.

Defensively, Arkansas-Pine Bluff features the nation's No. 231-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. Texas El Paso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 293 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Arkansas-Pine Bluff was a 76-46 loser on the road against Akron. Arkansas-Pine Bluff was run off the court by the Zips on Tuesday as Akron routed them 76-46 at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Last time out for Texas El Paso, they were a 91-84 winner as they battled Oregon at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Texas El Paso got 23 points from Julian Washburn en route to a 91-84 victory over Oregon on Wednesday at Haskins Center.

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado State are 3-2
After playing Oregon are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Golden Lions at Miners trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Texas El Paso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Texas El Paso is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Texas El Paso is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games

Next up:
Arkansas-Pine Bluff home to Miss Valley State, Wednesday, January 2
Texas El Paso at Colorado State, Wednesday, January 2