Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Texas El Paso vs Southern Methodist battle Saturday at Haskins Center as the Miners look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This season, the Miners are 9-7 overall and 7-7 ATS ATS, while the Mustangs are 11-8 and 10-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Texas El Paso boasts a 7-5 on the OU, and Southern Methodist is 3-6-1.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Texas El Paso Miners as 9.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Miners at No. 229 and the Mustangs at No. 147 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 66-65 result in favor of the Mustangs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas El Paso's No. 266-ranked offense, averaging 63.2 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 60 at 60.9 PPG. The Miners field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Methodist owns the country's No. 72-rated mark, allowing 64.3 points per game on the highway. Texas El Paso, on the other hand, rates No. 239 in scoring at home.
Southern Methodist was a 74-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Southern Miss. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Mustangs got a 20-point effort from Jalen Jones, who added 12 rebounds, but Southern Miss still managed to defeat Southern Methodist 74-70 Wednesday at Moody Coliseum.
Texas El Paso was a 45-42 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. John Bohannon scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Miners to a win (they lost 45-42 to Tulsa at Reynolds Center on Wednesday).
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Central Florida are 1-7
After playing Southern Miss are 3-4
After a loss are 5-5
Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing East Carolina are 5-2
After playing Tulsa are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mustangs at Miners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas El Paso
Southern Methodist is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas El Paso
Texas El Paso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas El Paso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist
Texas El Paso is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing Southern Methodist
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 7 games when playing Southern Methodist
Southern Methodist at Central Florida, Saturday, January 26
Texas El Paso at East Carolina, Saturday, January 26