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Tulane Green Wave vs Texas El Paso Miners Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Texas El Paso MinersTulane Green Wave
19-7February 20, 2014, 08:00 | Devlin Fieldhouse14-12

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Texas El Paso when they take on the Tulane Green Wave on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Miners will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 15-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Green Wave are 11-9 ATS. Texas El Paso is 8-12 on the totals; Tulane is 5-15.

View Texas El Paso Miners vs Tulane Green Wave Odds and Stats.

The Miners were listed as -6-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 54-rated Texas El Paso taking on the No. 276-rated Green Wave in this contest.

In their last action, Texas El Paso was an 84-71 winner at home against Florida International. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites. The Miners got 21 points from Vince Hunter as Texas El Paso ran past Florida International 84-71 on Saturday at Don Haskins Center.

Tulane was an 86-80 winner in its last match on the road against UAB. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. Trevante Drye scored 21 points leading the Green Wave to an 86-80 victory over UAB at Bartow Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tulane's No. 228 nationally ranked offense (65.46 points per game) against a Miners defense that sits as the No. 27 at 63.77 PPG. The Green Wave have been averaging 41.79% from the field, less than the Miners have managed so far this season (46.53% on average).

Next up:
Texas El Paso at Southern Miss, Saturday, February 22nd
Tulane at Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, February 22nd