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NCAA hoops odds preview - Texas El Paso vs. UAB

Texas El Paso MinersUAB Blazers
Jan 30, 8:00 PM | Bartow Arena

Texas El Paso Miners vs UAB Blazers Odds


The UAB Blazers will hit the floor running against the visiting Texas El Paso Miners Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Miners will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 8-7-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Blazers are 4-13 ATS. Texas El Paso is 8-6 on the totals; UAB is 7-8.

View Texas El Paso vs UAB Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Blazers as 1-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blazers sit at No. 125 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Miners sit at No. 157 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Miners will win this game 70-67.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UAB has the nation's No. 65-rated offensive output, at 72.8 PPG. The visiting Miners defense ranks No. 57 allowing on average 60.9 PPG. The Blazers FG% has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Miners marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas El Paso owns the country's No. 51-rated mark, allowing 62.9 points per game on the highway. UAB, on the other hand, rates No. 32 in scoring at home.

Texas El Paso was a 68-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against East Carolina. They earned a push of the 1-point spread as favorites. Texas El Paso earned a 68-67 victory over East Carolina on Saturday, getting 23 points from John Bohannon at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

In their last action, UAB was a 66-61 loser on the road against Houston. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Blazers endured a 66-61 loss at the hands of the Cougars on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Jordan Swing at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tulane are 7-3
After playing East Carolina are 3-4
After a win are 6-4

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Southern Miss are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Miners at Blazers trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UAB
UAB is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UAB's last 6 games
UAB is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Texas El Paso
UAB is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Texas El Paso

Next up:
Texas El Paso home to Tulane, Saturday, February 2
UAB home to Southern Miss, Saturday, February 2