Texas El Paso Miners Visit New Mexico Lobos in Week 1 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Texas El Paso Miners

vs

New Mexico Lobos
Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:00 PM ET
University Stadium

It was a season to forget for the Miners as they lost 10 games in a 2-10 SU season. UTEP was also 2-10 ATS and had an awful 0-9 ATS record as an underdog and a 1-6 ATS mark on the road.

The Lobos defeated UTEP 42-35 in overtime last season as a 7-point underdog. That was one of very few wins for New Mexico during their 3-9 SU season, but they were 6-5-1 ATS. That included a 4-1-1 ATS record on the road and 4-3-1 ATS as an underdog.

Texas El Paso Miners vs New Mexico Lobos Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Texas El Paso Miners opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Computer Prediction: Texas El Paso Miners vs New Mexico Lobos Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 22-15 win for the Lobos on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Texas El Paso Miners vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the New Mexico Lobos are 3-9 overall and 6-5-1 ATS against the spread, while the Miners are 2-10 and 2-10 ATS. As for the totals, New Mexico is 9-3 on the OU, and Texas El Paso is 6-6 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Mexico vs Texas El Paso injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 109 (New Mexico Lobos) and the No. 117 (Texas El Paso Miners) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

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How Texas El Paso Miners vs New Mexico Lobos Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New Mexico Lobos No. 42-ranked offense (32.75 PPG) against a Texas El Paso Miners defense that ranks No. 117 at 39.33 PPG. The New Mexico Lobos passing attack has averaged 113 yards per game, less than the Texas El Paso Miners give up through the air (220.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Texas El Paso Miners feature the league's No. 108-rated road run defense, allowing 227.33 yards per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, ranks No. 3 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Texas El Paso was a 48-17 loser on the road against Middle Tennessee. They failed to cover the 24-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (65) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Nathan Jeffery tore up the turf for 140 rushing yards in the latest Miners game, a 48-17 loss to the Blue Raiders at Floyd Stadium.

New Mexico was a 45-17 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Boise State. They covered the 38-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (62) made winners of UNDER bettors. New Mexico was hammered in its last outing, as Boise State ran up a 45-17 score against them at Bronco Stadium.

Next Betting Matchups

Texas El Paso home to Texas Tech, Saturday, September 6th
New Mexico home to Arizona State, Saturday, September 6th

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