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Rice Owls Visit UTEP Miners in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Rice Owls hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Don Haskins Center against the UTEP Miners.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UTEP Miners betting line opened as -8.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Rice Owls vs UTEP Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the UTEP Miners are 5-8 overall and 4-4 ATS, while the Rice Owls are 3-11 and 4-5 ATS. As for the betting totals, UTEP boasts a 2-6 on the OU, and Rice is 3-6.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the UTEP Miners at No. 271 and the Rice Owls at No. 312 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UTEP's No. 238-ranked scoring average of 67.46 PPG, against a Rice Owls defense rated No. 203 and allowing 75.36 PPG. The UTEP Miners FG% has averaged 42.63% to date this season, more than the Rice Owls shooters have managed so far (39.52% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Owls endured a 79-66 loss at the hands of the Roadrunners on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from Connor Cashaw at UTSA Convocation Center.

UTEP got 13 points from Keith Frazier but lost anyway, 63-62, to North Texas on Thursday at Don Haskins Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Rice is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UTEP
  • Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing UTEP
  • UTEP is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • UTEP is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • UTEP is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • UTEP is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Rice

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to Old Dominion, Thursday, January 4th
UTEP at Florida International, Wednesday, January 3rd