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Betting line favors Mustangs over Miners

Southern Methodist MustangsTexas El Paso Miners
Oct 6, 8:00 PM | Turf of Sun Bowl

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds

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Week 6 action on Saturday will see the Miners looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Mustangs visit Sun Bowl.

The Miners sport records of 1-4 and 2-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mustangs sit at 1-3 and 2-2 ATS on the season. The over under records are 2-3 for the Miners and 1-2 for the Mustangs.

View Southern Methodist vs Texas El Paso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Miners sat as 2.5-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 107-rated Miners and the No. 46-rated Mustangs in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 18-17 win for the Miners on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas El Paso's No. 111-ranked offense (20.4 PPG) against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 98 at 32.8 PPG. The Miners passing attack has averaged 208.4 yards per game, less than the Mustangs give up through the air (316.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Mustangs own the league's No. 88-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 220 yards per game when on the road. Texas El Paso, on the other hand, rates No. 50 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 24-16 loser as they battled TCU at home. Southern Methodist covered in the match as a 13.5-point underdog, while 40 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mustangs suffered a Week 5 loss against TCU in their last game, falling 24-16 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

Last time out for Texas El Paso, they were a 28-18 loser as they battled East Carolina on the road. Texas El Paso failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 46 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Nathan Jeffery went over the 100-yard mark (134) in his team's latest effort, but East Carolina still defeated Texas El Paso by a score of 28-18.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Mustangs at Miners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games when playing Texas El Paso
Southern Methodist is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas El Paso
Southern Methodist is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas El Paso
Texas El Paso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games
Texas El Paso is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Southern Methodist at Tulane, Saturday, October 13
Texas El Paso at Tulsa, Saturday, October 13