Miners battle Roadrunners in Week 4 odds
UTSA Roadrunners vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds
Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Roadrunners on Saturday when they take on the Miners at Sun Bowl in Week 4 action.
This season the Miners are 1-1 overall and 1-1 ATS against the number, while the Roadrunners are 1-2 and 2-0-1 ATS. As for the totals, Texas El Paso is 2-0 on the OU, and UTSA is 1-2.
Betting Line: The Miners were listed as 1-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 112-rated Miners and the No. 31-ranked Roadrunners, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 39-20 result in favor of the Miners.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas El Paso's No. 35-ranked offense, averaging 38.5 PPG, against a Roadrunners defense that ranks No. 106 this week at 35.7 PPG. The Miners aerial game is averaging 186 yards per game, less than the Roadrunners secondary allows through the air, 253.3 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Roadrunners feature the league's No. 77-rated road run defense, allowing 228.5 yards per game. Texas El Paso, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.
UTSA lost its last outing, a 38-13 result against Arizona on September 14. UTSA earned a push in that game as a 25-point underdog, while the 51 combined points took the game UNDER the total. UTSA was hammered in its last outing, as Arizona ran up a 38-13 score against them at Arizona Stadium.
Texas El Paso was a 42-21 winner in their most recent outing on the road against New Mexico State. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (63) made winners of OVER bettors. Texas El Paso won its last game, 42-21 over New Mexico State on Saturday, behind a 103-yard receiving performance from Jordan Leslie at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
UTSA Roadrunners Trends:
When playing in September are 5-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 3-3
When playing within the conference are 3-3
Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Roadrunners at Miners trends to consider:
UTSA is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games
UTSA is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
UTSA is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UTSA's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games at home
Texas El Paso is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games
Texas El Paso is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
UTSA home to Houston, Saturday, September 28
Texas El Paso at Colorado State, Saturday, September 28