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Texas El Paso Miners face Tulane Green Wave: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Texas El Paso MinersTulane Green Wave
Jan 9, 8:00 PM | Fogelman Arena

Texas El Paso Miners vs Tulane Green Wave Odds


Texas El Paso pays a visit to Tulane on Wednesday, hoping to send the Green Wave to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Fogelman Arena.

Supporters of the Miners have watched them go 6-6 and 5-6 ATS on the year, while the Green Wave are at 12-3 and 5-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Green Wave are 5-2, while the Miners have a 5-4 mark.

View Texas El Paso vs Tulane Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Green Wave as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Green Wave, most recently No. 154 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Miners, who rate No. 266 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-62 victory for the Green Wave.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Miners is ranked No. 330 in NCAA hoops at 29.8 per game. Contrast that with Tulane’s No. 113 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Tulane is the No. 242-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Texas El Paso rates No. 313 at 4.4 per game.

Defensively, Texas El Paso features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Tulane, meanwhile, comes in at No. 253 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Texas El Paso, they were a 62-58 loser as they battled Colorado State on the road. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. The Miners got 22 points from Julian Washburn, but it was Colorado State that prevailed in a 62-58 final on Wednesday at Moby Arena.

In their last action, Tulane was a 62-48 winner at home against Wofford. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Green Wave grabbed a 62-48 win over the Terriers on Friday, behind a 15-point effort from Ricky Tarrant at Fogelman Arena.

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Marshall are 7-1
After playing Colorado State are 2-3
After a loss are 4-6

Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Southern Methodist are 5-5
After playing Wofford are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

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

Next up:
Texas El Paso home to Marshall, Saturday, January 12
Tulane at Southern Methodist, Saturday, January 12