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Miners visit Owls in Week 10 battle

Texas El Paso MinersRice Owls
Nov 5, 3:30 PM | Turf of Rice Stadium

Texas El Paso Miners vs Rice Owls Odds

4-4TEAM RECORD2-6

The Owls will do battle with the visiting Texas El Paso Miners on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

The Owls are 2-6 so far on the season, and 3-5 ATS vs. the number. The Miners, meanwhile, are 4-4 and 6-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Rice go 3-5 and the Miners go 2-6 on the totals.

View Texas El Paso vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 94-rated Owls and the No. 90-ranked Miners, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 29-15 result in favor of the Miners.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rice's No. 87-ranked offense (23.8 PPG) against a Miners defense that ranks No. 68 at 27.2 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 186.9 yards per game, less than the Miners give up through the air (240.9 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Miners feature the league's No. 62-rated road run defense, allowing 165.8 yards per game. Rice, meanwhile, ranks No. 93 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Texas El Paso, they were a 31-13 loser as they battled Southern Miss at home. Texas El Paso failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Rice lost its last outing, a 73-34 result against Houston on October 27. Rice failed to cover in that game as a 27.5-point underdog, while the 107 combined points took the game OVER the total.

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

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Miners at Owls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 7 games when playing Rice
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Rice's last 7 games when playing Texas El Paso
Rice is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 6 games at home
Rice is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas El Paso

Next up:
Texas El Paso home to East Carolina, Saturday, November 12
Rice at Northwestern, Saturday, November 12

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