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Rice Owls host Texas El Paso Miners in college basketball action

Texas El Paso MinersRice Owls
Feb 1, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Texas El Paso Miners vs Rice Owls Odds

10-11TEAM RECORD12-10

Rice looks to cover the Owls-Miners pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 12-10 mark when they host Texas El Paso in college basketball action.

The Owls sport records of 12-10 and 5-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Miners have 10-11 and 10-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-8-1 for the Owls and 9-8 for the Miners.

View Texas El Paso vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Owls are listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 78-rated Owls and the No. 210-ranked Miners, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-68 result in favor of the Owls.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rice's No. 52-rated squad against Texas El Paso's No. 323-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rice rates No. 242 in the country with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 280 nationally with 5 per match.

Defensively, Texas El Paso features the nation's No. 169-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Rice, meanwhile, comes in at No. 95 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas El Paso lost its last outing, an 81-76 result against Houston on January 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. The Miners got 17 points from John Bohannon, but it was Houston that prevailed in an 81-76 final on Saturday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Last time out for Rice, they were an 88-74 winner as they battled Tulane at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. The Owls grabbed an 88-74 win over the Green Wave on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Ahmad Ibrahim at Autry Court.

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing UAB are 8-2
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing East Carolina are 2-8
After playing Tulane are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Miners at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games when playing on the road against Rice
Texas El Paso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rice's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games when playing Texas El Paso
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas El Paso
Rice is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Texas El Paso home to UAB, Saturday, February 4
Rice at East Carolina, Saturday, February 4

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