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CBI Tournament - Texas El Paso Miners vs Fresno State Bulldogs Preview

Fresno State BulldogsTexas El Paso Miners
17-16March 19, 2014, 09:00 | Don Haskins Center23-10

The Texas El Paso Miners will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Don Haskins Center on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 17-13-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Miners are 18-9 ATS. Fresno State is 17-14 against the total, while Texas El Paso is 10-17 versus the number.View Fresno State Bulldogs vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 167 (Miners) and the No. 25 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Fresno State lost its last outing, a 93-77 result against New Mexico on March 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. The Bulldogs got 18 points from Allen Huddleston, but it was New Mexico that prevailed in a 93-77 final on Thursday at Thomas & Mack Center.

In their last action, Texas El Paso was a 64-56 loser on the road against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Aaron Brown scored 18 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 64-56 victory over Texas El Paso at Don Haskins Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas El Paso's No. 165-ranked scoring average of 69.42 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 168 and allowing 71.39 PPG. The Miners FG% has averaged 46.84% to date this season, more than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (43.53% per game).

A few Bulldogs at Miners trends to consider:
Fresno State is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
Fresno State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Fresno State's last 15 games
Fresno State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas El Paso is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games
Texas El Paso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home