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Conference USA Tournament - UTEP Miners Battle vs Rice Owls Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

The UTEP Miners host Rice on Thursday, looking to build on their 14-16 mark against the 22-10 Owls in college basketball betting action at Legacy Arena.

Rice Owls vs UTEP Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UTEP Miners currently sport a 14-16 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-10 ATS. The Rice Owls are 22-10 and 12-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the UTEP Miners produce a 11-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rice Owls have gone 14-10 against the totals betting line.

This game puts the UTEP Miners, most recently No. 59 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rice Owls, who rate No. 54 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UTEP has the nation's No. 212-rated offensive output, at 69.17 PPG. The visiting Rice Owls defense ranks No. 193 allowing on average 75.09 PPG. The Miners FG% has averaged 46.87% so far, more than the UTEP Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.46% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice earned a 86-75 victory over Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, getting 26 points from Marcus Evans at Legacy Arena.

Omega Harris scored 27 points and added 27 rebounds for a double-double, leading UTEP over Charlotte, 74-67, on Saturday at Don Haskins Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Rice is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Rice's last 10 games
  • Rice is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UTEP
  • UTEP is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UTEP is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of UTEP's last 7 games
  • UTEP is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rice