Texas El Paso favored by 10.5 against Houston on Wednesday
Houston Cougars vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds
The Texas El Paso Miners hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Houston Cougars pay a visit to Haskins Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Miners sit at 14-12 (12-11-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cougars are currently 15-10 (8-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas El Paso is 12-10 OU, and Houston is 12-4 OU.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Cougars were listed as 10.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 172 (Miners) and the No. 138 (Cougars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-70 result in favor of the Cougars has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Texas El Paso's No. 314-rated squad against Houston's No. 26-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Texas El Paso rates No. 257 in the country with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 139 nationally with 6.4 per match.
Defensively, Houston features the nation's No. 326-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.2 points per game. Texas El Paso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 234 nationally in scoring at home.
Houston was an 81-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Memphis. They covered the 19.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars got 22 points from Joseph Young, but it was Memphis that prevailed in an 81-74 final on Wednesday at FedExForum.
Texas El Paso was a 55-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against New Mexico State. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Texas El Paso got 10 points from McKenzie Moore but lost anyway, 55-51, to New Mexico State on Saturday at Pan American Center.
Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Marshall are 5-3
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Rice are 6-4
After playing New Mexico State are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Cougars at Miners trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas El Paso
Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas El Paso
Texas El Paso is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games when playing Houston
Texas El Paso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
Houston home to Marshall, Saturday, March 2
Texas El Paso at Rice, Saturday, March 2