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Texas El Paso Miners visit Southern Methodist Mustangs in NCAAB hoops battle

Texas El Paso MinersSouthern Methodist Mustangs
March 5, 3:00 PM | Moody Coliseum

Texas El Paso Miners vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds

22-8TEAM RECORD17-12

The Mustangs will try to cover the spread at Moody Coliseum on Saturday when they get a visit from the Texas El Paso Miners in college basketball action.

The Mustangs sit at 17-12 (12-6-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Miners are currently 22-8 (11-11-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Methodist is 7-11-1 OU, and Texas El Paso is 9-13-1 OU.

View Texas El Paso vs Southern Methodist Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Mustangs in this one, they're listed as 2-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 52-rated Texas El Paso taking on the No. 247-rated Mustangs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-70 win for the Miners on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Miners is ranked No. 216 in NCAA hoops at 34.1 per game. Contrast that with Southern Methodist’s No. 343 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Methodist is the No. 22-ranked team in the country at 8.2 per game, while Texas El Paso rates No. 216 at 5.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas El Paso owns the country's No. 147-rated mark, allowing 69.6 points per game on the highway. Southern Methodist, on the other hand, rates No. 263 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Texas El Paso, they were an 82-74 winner as they battled Marshall at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Miners grabbed an 82-74 win over the Thundering Herd on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Randy Culpepper at Haskins Center.

Southern Methodist was a 51-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Central Florida. They covered the 7–point spread as underdogs. Papa Dia scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Mustangs to a win (they lost 51-48 to Central Florida at UCF Arena on Wednesday).

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Marshall are 4-1
After a win are 6-4

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Central Florida are 1-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Miners at Mustangs trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
Texas El Paso is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games when playing Texas El Paso
Southern Methodist is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas El Paso
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games

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