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Betting line favors Green Wave over Miners

Texas El Paso Miners Tulane Green Wave
2-8 November 23, 2013, 03:30 | Mercedes-Benz Superdome 6-4



The Tulane Green Wave host Texas El Paso on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-3 ATS mark against the 2-8 Miners in NCAAF action at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Green Wave currently sport a record of 6-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-3 ATS. The Miners are 2-8 and 2-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Green Wave post a 4-6 over under record this season, while the Miners have gone 4-6 against the number.

View Texas El Paso Miners vs Tulane Green Wave Odds and Stats.

Tulane were sitting as -15.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

This game matches up the No. 79 (Green Wave) and the No. 112 (Miners) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 26-13 result in favor of the Green Wave is predicted by handicapping models.

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Orleans Darkwa ran through the UTSA defense for 103 yards in Tulane's last game, but the Green Wave still lost a 10-7 decision at Alamodome.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulane's No. 90-ranked offense, averaging 24.3 PPG, against a Miners defense that ranks No. 112 this week at 37.9 PPG. The Green Wave aerial game is averaging 181.1 yards per game, less than the Miners secondary allows through the air, 211.6 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Miners own the league's No. 105-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 233 yards per game when on the road. Tulane, on the other hand, rates No. 115 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Miners at Green Wave trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Texas El Paso is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games
Texas El Paso is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Tulane is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Tulane is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tulane is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 6 games


Next up:
Texas El Paso at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, November 30th
Tulane at Rice, Saturday, November 30th