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NCAA hoops odds preview - Texas El Paso vs. Southern Miss

Texas El Paso MinersSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
20-7February 22, 2014, 06:00 | Reed Green Coliseum22-5

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Southern Miss vs Texas El Paso battle Saturday at Reed Green Coliseum as the Golden Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Golden Eagles currently sports a 22-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-8 ATS. The Miners are 20-7 and 16-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Eagles produce a 12-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Miners have gone 8-13 against the number.

View Texas El Paso Miners vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Miners were listed as 6.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 32 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 54 (Miners) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Texas El Paso was a 72-54 winner on the road against Tulane. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Texas El Paso got 20 points from John Bohannon en route to a 72-54 victory over Tulane on Thursday at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were an 85-56 winner as they battled Texas-San Antonio at home. They covered in the match as a 21.5-point favorite. Southern Miss cruised to victory on Thursday, running Texas-San Antonio out of the gym and running up an 85-56 score at Reed Green Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Miners rank No. 92 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.3 per game. That compares with Southern Miss’s No. 121 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Miss is college basketball's No. 192-ranked team at 5.3 per game, while the Miners rate No. 234 with 4.63 per game.

A few Miners at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
Texas El Paso is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games
Texas El Paso is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Miss is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
Southern Miss is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Southern Miss is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas El Paso home to Tulsa, Thursday, February 27th
Southern Miss at Florida International, Thursday, February 27th