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Naismith Tipoff - College basketball point spread favors Golden Eagles in battle with Miners

Texas El Paso MinersSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
March 15, 4:00 PM | Reed Green Coliseum

Texas El Paso Miners vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds

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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Texas El Paso Miners at BOK Center in NCAA basketball action.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at BOK Center.

The Golden Eagles sit at 24-8 (14-14-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Miners are currently 18-13 (16-11-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Miss is 13-12 OU, and Texas El Paso is 15-12 OU.

View Texas El Paso vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Southern Miss Golden Eagles as 3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Golden Eagles and the No. 153-rated Miners in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-68 win for the Golden Eagles on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Miners is ranked No. 301 in NCAA hoops at 31.5 per game. Contrast that with Southern Miss’s No. 128 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Miss is the No. 101-ranked team in the country at 6.9 per game, while Texas El Paso rates No. 250 at 5.4 per game.

Defensively, Texas El Paso features the nation's No. 38-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.8 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas El Paso was an 80-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Houston. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The Miners grabbed an 80-69 win over the Cougars on Thursday, behind a 20-point effort from Julian Washburn at BOK Center.

Southern Miss won its last outing, an 81-66 result against UAB on March 14. They covered in that game as a 7-point favorite. The Golden Eagles grabbed an 81-66 win over the Blazers on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from Neil Watson at BOK Center.