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New Mexico Lobos vs Texas El Paso Miners Preview

Texas El Paso MinersNew Mexico Lobos
March 15, 9:00 PM | The Pit

Texas El Paso Miners vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

25-9TEAM RECORD21-12

The visiting UTEP Miners hope to advance to the NIT's second round Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at The Pit against the New Mexico Lobos.

New Mexico will face the 25-9 Miners, who own a 14-12-1 ATS mark on the season. Both treams have trended slightly toward the UNDER in totals betting. It's a 4-vs-5 seeding in Region 1 of the NIT tournament and sees the Lobos favored by about 6 points at shops such as Bovada.

View Texas El Paso vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 51-rated Lobos and the No. 49-ranked Miners, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 78-76 result in favor of the Lobos.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature New Mexico's No. 66-rated squad against Texas El Paso's No. 221-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, New Mexico rates No. 153 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 221 nationally with 5.8 per match.

Defensively, Texas El Paso features the nation's No. 109-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.4 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Texas El Paso was a 67-66 loser against Memphis. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites.

Last time out for New Mexico, they were an 87-76 loser as they battled BYU. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog.

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 5-1
After a loss are 8-2

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
After playing BYU are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Miners at Lobos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 7 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
New Mexico is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
New Mexico is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas El Paso
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Mexico's last 10 games