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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors UTEP Miners in Battle with Florida Atlantic Owls

The UTEP Miners will look to improve on a 6-10 record on Thursday when they host the Florida Atlantic Owls in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Don Haskins Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the UTEP Miners betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs UTEP Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UTEP Miners bring a 6-10 record (6-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-9 Owls, who are 5-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed UTEP go 5-6 so far and the Florida Atlantic Owls go 4-7.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 260-ranked UTEP Miners and the No. 306-rated Florida Atlantic Owls in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up UTEP's No. 219 nationally ranked offense (70 points per game) against a Florida Atlantic Owls defense that sits as the No. 88 at 69.27 PPG. The UTEP Miners have been averaging 44.54% from the field, more than the Owls have managed so far this season (41.88% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ronald Delph scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 61-57 to Middle Tennessee at FAU Arena on Saturday).

The Miners got 25 points from Isiah Osborne, but it was Louisiana Tech that prevailed in a 97-88 final on Saturday at Thomas Assembly Center.

Betting Trends
  • Florida Atlantic is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • UTEP is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • UTEP is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • UTEP is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida Atlantic
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UTEP's last 5 games when playing Florida Atlantic

Next Betting Matchups

Florida Atlantic at UTSA, Saturday, January 13th
UTEP at Florida International, Saturday, January 13th