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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on Miners in NCAA Basketball Betting

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

vs

Texas El Paso Miners
Thursday, January 08, 2015 9:00 PM ET
Don Haskins Center

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Texas El Paso Miners battle Thursday at Don Haskins Center as the Miners look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Texas El Paso Miners Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Texas El Paso sat as -5.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have watched them go 10-4 and 3-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Texas El Paso Miners are at 10-4 and 6-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Texas El Paso Miners are 2-4, while the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have a 2-1 mark.

The Miners - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas El Paso is rated No. 83 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisiana Tech is at No. 78.

How Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Texas El Paso Miners Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas El Paso has the nation's No. 87-rated offensive output, at 71.07 PPG. The visiting Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense ranks No. 165 allowing on average 66.57 PPG. The Miners FG% has averaged 47.47% so far, more than the Texas El Paso Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.59% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Louisiana Tech got 30 points from Raheem Appleby en route to a 83-70 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Texas El Paso earned a 66-57 victory over Rice on Sunday, getting 16 points from Earvin Morris at Autry Court.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Texas El Paso Miners Betting Odds Trends

Louisiana Tech is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Louisiana Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas El Paso
Louisiana Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas El Paso
Texas El Paso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Texas El Paso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas El Paso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Louisiana Tech
Texas El Paso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Louisiana Tech

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana Tech at Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, January 10th
Texas El Paso at Southern Miss, Saturday, January 10th

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