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Texas El Paso Miners Face the Rice Owls: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Texas El Paso Miners

vs

Rice Owls
Sunday, January 04, 2015 3:30 PM ET
Autry Court

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Rice and Texas El Paso on Sunday, with the host Owls trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Texas El Paso Miners vs Rice Owls Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rice Owls betting line as 10-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Texas El Paso Miners vs Rice Owls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rice Owls sit at 4-8 (5-2 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Texas El Paso Miners are currently 9-4 (6-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Rice is 1-3 OU, and Texas El Paso is 2-3 OU.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 89-rated Texas El Paso Miners taking on the No. 268-rated Rice Owls in this contest.

How Texas El Paso Miners vs Rice Owls Stats Matchup

The game also pits Rice's No. 214-ranked offense, averaging 63.42 PPG, against a Miners defense that ranks No. 124 at 64.54 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 40.36% so far, less than the Miners marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.42% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas El Paso earned a 85-71 victory over North Texas on Friday, getting 22 points from Earvin Morris at The Super Pit.

Rice got 27 points from Marcus Jackson en route to a 67-52 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Friday at Autry Court.

Texas El Paso Miners vs Rice Owls Betting Odds Trends

Texas El Paso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas El Paso is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Rice
Rice is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
Rice is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Rice is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Texas El Paso
Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas El Paso

Next Betting Matchups

Texas El Paso home to Louisiana Tech, Thursday, January 8th
Rice at North Texas, Saturday, January 10th

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