Miners visit Cougars in Week 9 NCAAF clash
Texas El Paso Miners vs Houston Cougars Odds
The visiting Miners hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at John O`Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium against the Cougars.
The Cougars sport records of 3-4 and 3-4 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Miners sit at 2-6 and 2-6 ATS on the season. The over under records are 3-4 for the Cougars and 2-6 for the Miners.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 107-rated Cougars and the No. 113-rated Miners in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 25-18 win for the Cougars on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 43-ranked offense (32.6 PPG) against a Miners defense that ranks No. 66 at 26.9 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 363.9 yards per game, more than the Miners give up through the air (247.9 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Miners own the league's No. 112-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 260.2 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 59 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Texas El Paso was a 24-20 winner at home against Tulane. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Miners grabbed a Week 8 victory over the Green Wave in their last game, winning 24-20 at Sun Bowl.
Houston lost its last outing, a 72-42 result against Southern Methodist on October 18. Houston failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 114 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charles Sims was good for 114 receiving yards in the Cougars's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 72-42 to the Cougars.
Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Miners at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games when playing Houston
Texas El Paso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas El Paso
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Texas El Paso
Houston is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
Houston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Texas El Paso home to Central Florida, Saturday, November 10
Houston at East Carolina, Saturday, November 3