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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Mean Green underdogs vs Miners at North Texas

Texas El Paso MinersNorth Texas Mean Green
20-9March 02, 2014, 03:00 | The Super Pit15-13

Texas El Paso pays a visit to North Texas on Sunday, hoping to send the Mean Green to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at The Super Pit.

This season, the Mean Green are 15-13 overall and 11-10 ATS, while the Miners are 20-9 and 16-7 ATS. As for the totals, North Texas boasts a 9-12 on the OU, and Texas El Paso is 9-14.

View Texas El Paso Miners vs North Texas Mean Green Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Texas El Paso before tip-off in this one found them as -4-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Mean Green - Miners odds would favor the Miners if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Texas is rated No. 234 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas El Paso is at No. 78.

Texas El Paso lost its last outing, a 65-60 result against Tulsa on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. John Bohannon poured in 20 points and added 10 rebounds in a losing cause for Texas El Paso on Thursday, as the Golden Hurricane rolled to a 65-60 victory over Texas El Paso at Don Haskins Center.

North Texas was a 71-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas-San Antonio. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. North Texas got 14 points from Jordan Williams en route to a 71-62 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Thursday at UTSA Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Miners is ranked No. 95 in NCAA hoops at 36.07 per game. Contrast that with North Texas’s No. 52 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Texas is the No. 219-ranked team in the country at 4.93 per game, while Texas El Paso rates No. 244 at 4.45 per game.

Next up:
Texas El Paso at Texas-San Antonio, Thursday, March 6th
North Texas at Tulsa, Thursday, March 6th