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Rice Owls visit Texas El Paso Miners in NCAAB hoops battle

Rice OwlsTexas El Paso Miners
Feb 29, 9:00 PM | Haskins Center

Rice Owls vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds

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Texas El Paso looks to cover the Miners-Owls pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 14-14 mark when they host Rice in college basketball action.

This season, the Miners are 14-14 overall and 14-10 ATS ATS, while the Owls are 16-13 and 8-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Texas El Paso boasts a 12-12 on the OU, and Rice is 8-11-1.

View Rice vs Texas El Paso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Texas El Paso opened as 5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Miners - Owls odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas El Paso is rated No. 192 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rice is at No. 120. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-67 win for the Owls.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 92 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.1 per game. That compares with Texas El Paso’s No. 306 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas El Paso is college basketball's No. 318-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Owls rate No. 221 with 5.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rice owns the country's No. 83-rated mark, allowing 66.1 points per game on the highway. Texas El Paso, on the other hand, rates No. 292 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Rice was a 58-56 loser on the road against Southern Miss. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Rice got 18 points from Dylan Ennis but lost anyway, 58-56, to Southern Miss on Saturday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Last time out for Texas El Paso, they were a 63-45 loser as they battled Central Florida on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Texas El Paso got 16 points from John Bohannon but lost anyway, 63-45, to Central Florida on Saturday at UCF Arena.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Southern Miss are 1-5
After a loss are 5-5

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Methodist are 5-5
After playing Central Florida are 5-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Owls at Miners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rice's last 7 games on the road
Rice is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas El Paso
Rice is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas El Paso
Texas El Paso is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Rice
Texas El Paso is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Texas El Paso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Rice
Texas El Paso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Rice home to Houston, Saturday, March 3
Texas El Paso at Southern Methodist, Saturday, March 3