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Washington State favored by -4.5 against Texas El Paso on Saturday

Texas El Paso MinersWashington State Cougars
6-5December 21, 2013, 08:30 | Friel Court6-4



College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Miners of Texas El Paso hit the hard court against the Cougars of Washington State.

The Cougars sport a record of 6-4 and 3-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Miners have 6-5 and 4-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-2 for the Cougars and 2-3 for the Miners.

View Texas El Paso Miners vs Washington State Cougars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cougars installed as -4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 55 and the Miners at No. 169 heading into this contest.

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Texas El Paso was an 84-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northwestern State. The Miners grabbed an 84-74 win over the Demons on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from McKenzie Moore at Don Haskins Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington State's No. 187 nationally ranked offense (71.2 points per game) against a Miners defense that sits as the No. 110 at 68.55 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 43.99% from the field, less than the Miners have managed so far this season (46.18% on average).

A few Miners at Cougars trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home


Next up:
Texas El Paso home to Montana State, Monday, December 23rd
Washington State at Miss Valley State, Saturday, December 28th

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