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Southern Methodist Mustangs home to Texas El Paso Miners in NCAA Basketball betting action

Texas El Paso MinersSouthern Methodist Mustangs
March 9, 3:00 PM | Moody Coliseum

Texas El Paso Miners vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds

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Moody Coliseum will host Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Texas El Paso Miners action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Mustangs are 15-15 so far on the season, and 15-14 ATS vs. the number. The Miners, meanwhile, are 16-13 and 14-11-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Methodist go 9-11-1 and the Miners go 13-12 on the totals.

View Texas El Paso vs Southern Methodist Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mustangs were listed as 1-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mustangs - Miners odds would favor the Miners if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Methodist is rated No. 178 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas El Paso is at No. 160. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 67-65 win for the Mustangs.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Miners is ranked No. 305 in NCAA hoops at 31.5 per game. Contrast that with Southern Methodist’s No. 220 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Methodist is the No. 342-ranked team in the country at 3.6 per game, while Texas El Paso rates No. 266 at 5.2 per game.

Defensively, Texas El Paso features the nation's No. 37-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.8 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 261 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas El Paso was a 56-54 loser in their most recent outing at home against Memphis. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Texas El Paso suffered a 56-54 loss against Memphis on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Julian Washburn in a losing effort at Haskins Center.

In their last action, Southern Methodist was a 71-65 winner on the road against Tulsa. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Mustangs got 19 points from Nick Russell as Southern Methodist ran past Tulsa 71-65 on Wednesday at Reynolds Center.

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 6-2
After a loss are 7-3

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Tulsa are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Miners at Mustangs trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Southern Methodist's last 8 games when playing Texas El Paso
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
Southern Methodist is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
Southern Methodist is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Texas El Paso