Texas El Paso Miners visit Colorado State Rams in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
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