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Texas El Paso Miners vs Sacramento State Hornets Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Sacramento State HornetsTexas El Paso Miners
2-3December 07, 2013, 09:05 | Haskins Center4-4



The Texas El Paso Miners hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Sacramento State Hornets pay a visit to Haskins Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Texas El Paso will face the 2-3 Hornets, who own a 1-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Miners are 2-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hornets are 0-2 favoring the OVER.

View Sacramento State Hornets vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Sacramento State before tip-off in this one found them as 17.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Miners, most recently No. 168 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hornets, who rate No. 319 in the latest survey.

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Texas El Paso lost its last outing, a 67-63 result against Kansas on November 30. They covered in that game as a 14-point underdog. The Miners got 15 points from McKenzie Moore, but it was Kansas that prevailed in a 67-63 final on Saturday at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas El Paso's No. 188-ranked offense, averaging 71 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 124 at 69.8 PPG. The Miners field goal percentage has averaged 45.33% so far, more than the Hornets marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.57% per game.

A few Hornets at Miners trends to consider:
Sacramento State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Sacramento State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Sacramento State home to William Jessup, Saturday, December 14th
Texas El Paso at New Orleans, Monday, December 16th

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