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Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds
The Texas El Paso Miners will try to cover the spread at Haskins Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in NCAA basketball action.
The Miners are 13-8 so far on the season, and 9-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Hurricane, meanwhile, are 12-11 and 11-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Texas El Paso go 9-8 and the Golden Hurricane go 7-9 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Miners as 10.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 159-rated Miners and the No. 88-ranked Golden Hurricane, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-64 result in favor of the Miners.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Hurricane rank No. 136 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.8 per game. That compares with Texas El Paso’s No. 310 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas El Paso is college basketball's No. 258-ranked team at 5.3 per game, while the Golden Hurricane rate No. 218 with 5.7 per game.
Defensively, Tulsa features the nation's No. 207-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.1 points per game. Texas El Paso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 248 nationally in scoring at home.
Tulsa lost its last outing, a 70-63 result against UAB on February 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Tulsa got 17 points from Rashad Ray but lost anyway, 70-63, to UAB on Wednesday at Reynolds Center.
Texas El Paso won its last outing, a 65-53 result against Rice on February 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 18.5-point favorite. The Miners grabbed a 65-53 win over the Owls on Wednesday, behind a 14-point effort from C.J. Cooper at Haskins Center.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing UAB are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Rice are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Golden Hurricane at Miners trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas El Paso
Tulsa is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Tulsa is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas El Paso
Texas El Paso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas El Paso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games when playing Tulsa
Texas El Paso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tulsa home to Houston, Saturday, February 16
Texas El Paso at Houston, Wednesday, February 13