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Point spread favors Miners in battle with Tigers

Memphis TigersTexas El Paso Miners
March 12, 11:30 AM | Haskins Center

Memphis Tigers vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds

24-9TEAM RECORD25-8

The Miners will try to cover the spread at Haskins Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Memphis Tigers in college basketball action.

It's a game in the Conference USA Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68.

The Miners currently sports a 25-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-11-1 ATS. The Tigers are 24-9 and 9-18-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Miners produce a 10-15-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 7-20-1 against the number.

View Memphis vs Texas El Paso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Texas El Paso in this one will find them as 5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Miners rated this week at No. 45 and the Tigers sitting at No. 84. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-73 result in favor of the Miners.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas El Paso has the nation's No. 110-rated offensive output, at 71.1 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 189 allowing on average 68.2 PPG. The Miners FG% has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, Memphis features the nation's No. 255-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.7 points per game. Texas El Paso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 142 nationally in scoring at home.

Memphis was a 76-56 winner in their most recent outing against East Carolina. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites.

Texas El Paso was a 66-54 winner in their most recent outing against Tulsa. They covered the 5.5–point spread as favorites.

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing East Carolina are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Tulsa are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Tigers at Miners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Memphis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas El Paso is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games at home

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