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Miners visit Houston Cougars in college basketball clash

Texas El Paso MinersHouston Cougars
Jan 28, 8:00 PM | Hofheinz Pavilion

Texas El Paso Miners vs Houston Cougars Odds

10-10TEAM RECORD10-9

A key college battle sees the visiting Miners travelling to Houston Saturday to take on the Cougars on Saturday.

The Miners will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 4-6 ATS. Texas El Paso is 8-8 on the totals; Houston is 5-3-2.

View Texas El Paso vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Cougars as 1-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 159 (Cougars) and the No. 214 (Miners) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-70 result in favor of the Cougars has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Miners is ranked No. 328 in NCAA hoops at 30 per game. Contrast that with Houston’s No. 82 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is the No. 212-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Texas El Paso rates No. 275 at 5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas El Paso owns the country's No. 142-rated mark, allowing 69 points per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 62 in scoring at home.

Texas El Paso lost its last outing, a 66-58 result against Tulane on January 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Michael Perez scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Miners to a win (they lost 66-58 to Tulane at Fogelman Arena on Saturday).

Houston was an 82-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against East Carolina. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Houston earned an 82-76 victory over East Carolina on Saturday, getting 19 points from Jonathon Simmons at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Rice are 7-3
After playing Tulane are 4-3
After a loss are 7-3

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing UAB are 4-6
After playing East Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Miners at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Texas El Paso
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Texas El Paso
Houston is 5-8-2 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Texas El Paso

Next up:
Texas El Paso at Rice, Wednesday, February 1
Houston at UAB, Wednesday, February 1

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