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Southern Miss Golden Eagles take on Miners in college basketball test

Southern Miss Golden EaglesTexas El Paso Miners
Feb 22, 9:00 PM | Haskins Center

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds

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The visiting Golden Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Haskins Center against the Texas El Paso Miners.

Texas El Paso will face the 22-5 Golden Eagles, who own a 12-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Miners are 11-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 14-9 favoring the OVER.

View Southern Miss vs Texas El Paso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Miners installed as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Miners - Golden Eagles odds would favor the Golden Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas El Paso is rated No. 192 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Miss is at No. 38. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-67 win for the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Eagles is ranked No. 73 in NCAA hoops at 36.6 per game. Contrast that with Texas El Paso’s No. 309 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas El Paso is the No. 307-ranked team in the country at 4.7 per game, while Southern Miss rates No. 136 at 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Southern Miss features the nation's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.1 points per game. Texas El Paso, meanwhile, comes in at No. 301 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern Miss was a 73-71 loser in its last match on the road against Houston. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Neil Watson went off for 27 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Houston handed Southern Miss a 73-71 defeat at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Texas El Paso was a 60-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Memphis. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. Texas El Paso got 15 points from Michael Perez en route to a 60-58 victory over Memphis on Saturday at FedExForum.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Rice are 1-6
After playing Houston are 0-10
After a loss are 7-3

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Central Florida are 4-3
After playing Memphis are 5-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Golden Eagles at Miners trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 6 games on the road
Southern Miss is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas El Paso
Southern Miss 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 Southern Miss
Texas El Paso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Texas El Paso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Miss
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Southern Miss home to Rice, Saturday, February 25
Texas El Paso at Central Florida, Saturday, February 25