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Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs Texas El Paso Miners Preview

Texas El Paso MinersTexas-San Antonio Roadrunners
21-9March 06, 2014, 08:00 | UTSA Convocation Center8-20



The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Texas El Paso Miners at UTSA Convocation Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Roadrunners sit at 8-20 (7-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Miners are currently 21-9 (17-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas-San Antonio is 9-10 OU, and Texas El Paso is 9-15 OU.

View Texas El Paso Miners vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Roadrunners installed as 11-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 236-ranked Roadrunners and the No. 108-rated Miners in this matchup.

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Texas El Paso was a 74-54 winner in its last match on the road against North Texas. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Texas El Paso cruised to victory on Sunday, running North Texas out of the gym and running up a 74-54 score at The Super Pit.

Texas-San Antonio was a 72-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tulsa. They covered the 19-point spread as underdogs. Texas-San Antonio got 17 points from Devon Agusi but lost anyway, 72-70, to Tulsa on Sunday at Reynolds Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Miners is ranked No. 80 in NCAA hoops at 36.4 per game. Contrast that with Texas-San Antonio’s No. 158 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas-San Antonio is the No. 151-ranked team in the country at 5.82 per game, while Texas El Paso rates No. 244 at 4.47 per game.

A few Miners at Roadrunners trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Texas El Paso is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 9 games
Texas El Paso is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Texas-San Antonio is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Texas-San Antonio is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas-San Antonio's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas-San Antonio's last 7 games at home

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