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Texas El Paso Miners Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will hit the floor running against the away Texas El Paso Miners Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders betting line opened as -8.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Texas El Paso Miners vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas El Paso Miners will look to cover the spread vs the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Thursday, as the Miners are 4-6-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Raiders are 6-6-1 ATS. Texas El Paso is 6-5 against the total, while Middle Tennessee is 6-7 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, most recently No. 94 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Texas El Paso Miners, who rate No. 270 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Middle Tennessee's No. 187 nationally ranked offense (70.54 points per game) against a Texas El Paso Miners defense that sits as the No. 128 at 69.67 PPG. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have been averaging 43.71% from the field, less than the Miners have managed so far this season (44.31% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Hooper Vint scored 20 points and helped out with 20 rebounds for Texas El Paso on Sunday, leading the Miners to a 84-75 victory over North Texas at Don Haskins Center.

The Blue Raiders endured a 78-67 loss at the hands of the Blazers on Sunday, despite a 21-point effort from Reggie Upshaw Jr. at Bartow Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Texas El Paso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Texas El Paso is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Texas El Paso is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas El Paso at UAB, Saturday, January 9th
Middle Tennessee at Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, January 9th