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Florida International Golden Panthers vs UTEP Miners College Basketball Betting Preview

The UTEP Miners host Florida International on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-11 mark against the 8-9 Golden Panthers in college basketball betting action at Don Haskins Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UTEP Miners betting line opened as -5.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Florida International Golden Panthers vs UTEP Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida International Golden Panthers will look to cover the spread vs the UTEP Miners on Saturday, as the Golden Panthers are 7-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Miners are 6-6 ATS. Florida International is 6-4-1 against the total, while UTEP is 6-6 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the UTEP Miners at No. 260 and the Florida International Golden Panthers at No. 172 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UTEP's No. 221-ranked scoring average of 69.76 PPG, against a Florida International Golden Panthers defense rated No. 123 and allowing 70.82 PPG. The UTEP Miners FG% has averaged 44.34% to date this season, more than the Florida International Golden Panthers shooters have managed so far (43.48% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Panthers got 20 points from Brian Beard Jr. as Florida International ran past UTSA 79-76 on Thursday at UTSA Convocation Center.

Evan Gilyard scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Miners to a win (they lost 73-66 to Florida Atlantic at Don Haskins Center on Thursday).

Betting Trends
  • Florida International is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • Florida International is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UTEP
  • Florida International is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing UTEP
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International's last 5 games when playing UTEP
  • UTEP is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UTEP is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UTEP's last 5 games
  • UTEP is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Florida International

Next Betting Matchups

Florida International home to Old Dominion, Thursday, January 18th
UTEP at UTSA, Saturday, January 20th