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Miners battle Green Wave in Week 8 odds

Tulane Green WaveTexas El Paso Miners
Oct 20, 8:00 PM | Turf of Sun Bowl

Tulane Green Wave vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds

1-5TEAM RECORD1-6

Texas El Paso looks to cover the Miners-Green Wave point spread this week and improve its overall 1-6 mark when they host Tulane in Week 8 action.

The Miners currently sports a record of 1-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-5 ATS. The Green Wave are 1-5 and 3-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Miners post a 2-5 over under record this season, while the Green Wave have gone 2-4 against the number.

View Tulane vs Texas El Paso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Miners sat as 17-point favorites, 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: The Miners - Green Wave odds would favor the Miners if the lines were set according to power ranks. Texas El Paso is rated No. 105 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Green Wave sit at No. 118. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 12--4 win for the Miners.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas El Paso's No. 118-ranked offense (16.1 PPG) against a Green Wave defense that ranks No. 117 at 39.7 PPG. The Miners passing attack has averaged 228 yards per game, more than the Green Wave give up through the air (224.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Green Wave feature the league's No. 121-rated road run defense, allowing 329 yards per game. Texas El Paso, meanwhile, ranks No. 77 in rushing offense at home.

Tulane was a 27-26 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Methodist. They covered the 18.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (53) made winners of OVER bettors. Ryan Griffin led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 302 yards Saturday as the Green Wave downed the Mustangs 27-26 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Last time out for Texas El Paso, they were a 33-11 loser as they battled Tulsa on the road. Texas El Paso failed to cover in the match as a 17-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Jordan Leslie did much of the damage, producing 218 receiving yards but Texas El Paso managed to defeat the Miners 33-11 at Chapman Stadium.

Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Green Wave at Miners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulane's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 6 games when playing Texas El Paso
Tulane is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games when playing Tulane
Texas El Paso is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tulane home to UAB, Saturday, October 27
Texas El Paso at Houston, Saturday, October 27