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Florida Atlantic Owls take on Miners in NCAA Basketball Betting

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Texas El Paso and Florida Atlantic on Thursday, with the host Miners trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Florida Atlantic Owls opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Texas El Paso Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas El Paso Miners sit at 10-8 (6-7-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Florida Atlantic Owls are currently 4-14 (6-8-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Texas El Paso is 8-6 OU, and Florida Atlantic is 5-11 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas El Paso Miners rated this week at No. 277 and the Florida Atlantic Owls sitting at No. 267.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Texas El Paso's No. 100-rated squad against Florida Atlantic's No. 233-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Texas El Paso rates No. 168 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight, the Florida Atlantic Owls rank No. 216 nationally with 5.61 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls got 16 points from Nick Rutherford as Florida Atlantic ran past Louisiana Tech 63-61 on Saturday at FAU Arena.

Hooper Vint scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Miners to a win (they lost 71-67 to Texas-San Antonio at UTSA Convocation Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Florida Atlantic is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida Atlantic's last 10 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 2-5-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas El Paso is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • Texas El Paso is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida Atlantic at Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, January 23rd
Texas El Paso at Florida International, Saturday, January 23rd