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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Owls underdogs vs Miners at Texas El Paso

Florida Atlantic OwlsTexas El Paso Miners
9-15February 13, 2014, 09:05 | Don Haskins Center18-6

The college hoops wagering 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.

The Miners sit at 18-6 (14-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 9-15 (10-8-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas El Paso is 6-12 OU, and Florida Atlantic is 7-11-1 OU.

View Florida Atlantic Owls vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Miners in this one found them listed as -10.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Owls was expected to move the line.

The Miners - Owls odds would favor the Miners if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas El Paso is rated No. 67 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida Atlantic is at No. 130.

Florida Atlantic was an 82-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against UAB. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Pablo Bertone poured in a team-high 34 points for Florida Atlantic on Saturday, as they defeated UAB 82-71 at FAU Arena.

Texas El Paso was a 63-49 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Old Dominion. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Texas El Paso earned a 63-49 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday, getting 19 points from John Bohannon at Ted Constant Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Texas El Paso's No. 70-rated squad against Florida Atlantic's No. 35-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Texas El Paso rates No. 233 in the country with 4.67 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 110 nationally with 6.46 per match.

A few Owls at Miners trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
Florida Atlantic is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Texas El Paso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 8 games
Texas El Paso is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, February 15th
Texas El Paso at Florida International, Saturday, February 15th