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Golden Panthers face Miners in Week 12 odds

Florida International Golden Panthers Texas El Paso Miners
1-8 November 16, 2013, 08:00 | Sun Bowl 1-8



Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Miners host the Golden Panthers at Sun Bowl in Week 12 action.

The Golden Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Miners are 1-8 ATS. Florida International is 3-6 on the totals; Texas El Paso is 4-5.

View Florida International Golden Panthers vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Miners as -6-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Miners at No. 113 and the Golden Panthers at No. 125 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 9-0 result in favor of the Miners.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas El Paso's No. 96-ranked offense, averaging 23.11 PPG, against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 115 this week at 38 PPG. The Miners aerial game is averaging 174.89 yards per game, less than the Golden Panthers secondary allows through the air, 230.11 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Golden Panthers own the league's No. 81-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 195.25 yards per game when on the road. Texas El Paso, on the other hand, rates No. 48 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Golden Panthers at Miners trends to consider:
Florida International is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Florida International is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida International's last 5 games
Florida International is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas El Paso is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games
Texas El Paso is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Florida International at Marshall, Saturday, November 23rd
Texas El Paso at Tulane, Saturday, November 23rd