Texas El Paso Miners vs Colorado State Rams Odds
The Colorado State Rams will try to cover the spread at Moby Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Texas El Paso Miners in NCAA basketball action.
Colorado State battles the Miners, currently sitting with a 6-5 mark (4-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-4 for the Rams and 5-3 for the Miners.
Bettors looking to back visiting Texas El Paso before tip-off in this one found them as 10.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Rams and the No. 292-rated Miners in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-65 win for the Rams on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado State's No. 60-ranked scoring average of 75.2 PPG, against a Miners defense rated No. 127 and allowing 64 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 45.6% to date this season, less than the Miners shooters have managed so far (45.8% per game).
Defensively, Texas El Paso features the nation's No. 153-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Colorado State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 34 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas El Paso was a 68-52 winner in its last match at home against Nebraska. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Jacques Streeter scored 17 points leading the Miners to a 68-52 victory over Nebraska at Haskins Center on Sunday.
Colorado State won its last outing, an 80-55 result against Adams St on December 29. Colorado State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Adams St out of the gym and running up an 80-55 score at Moby Arena.
Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tulane are 7-2
After a win are 6-4
Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 1-0
After playing Adams St are 0-1
After a win are 9-1
A few Miners at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 7 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Colorado State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas El Paso
Texas El Paso at Tulane, Wednesday, January 9
Colorado State home to St. Bonaventure, Saturday, January 5