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College Basketball Matchup - Texas El Paso Miners Montana State Bobcats Odds Preview

Montana State BobcatsTexas El Paso Miners
5-5December 23, 2013, 09:05 | Don Haskins Center7-5

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Texas El Paso and Montana State on Monday, with the host Miners trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Miners are 7-5 overall and 5-1 ATS, while the Bobcats are 5-5 and 4-4 ATS. As for the totals, Texas El Paso boasts a 2-4 on the OU, and Montana State is 3-3.

View Montana State Bobcats vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Montana State before tip-off in this one found them as 15-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Miners at No. 171 and the Bobcats at No. 204 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Montana State, they were a 109-79 winner as they battled Southwestern Christian at home. Montana State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Southwestern Christian out of the gym and running up a 109-79 score at Worthington Arena.

Last time out for Texas El Paso, they were a 64-51 winner as they battled Washington State on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Texas El Paso earned a 64-51 victory over Washington State on Saturday, getting 15 points from Vince Hunter at Friel Court.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bobcats is ranked No. 213 in NCAA hoops at 33.5 per game. Contrast that with Texas El Paso’s No. 139 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas El Paso is the No. 232-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Montana State rates No. 69 at 7.2 per game.

A few Bobcats at Miners trends to consider:
Montana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Montana State is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Montana State home to Sacramento State, Thursday, January 2nd
Texas El Paso at Western Illinois, Saturday, December 28th