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Sun Bowl Tournament - UTEP Miners Host the UC Irvine Anteaters in NCAA College Basketball Action

The UTEP Miners will look to improve on a 2-8 record on Thursday when they host the UC Irvine Anteaters in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Don Haskins Center.

UC Irvine Anteaters vs UTEP Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UTEP Miners currently sport a 2-8 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-4 ATS. The UC Irvine Anteaters are 5-9 and 7-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the UTEP Miners produce a 4-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the UC Irvine Anteaters have gone 6-6 against the totals betting line.

The Miners - Anteaters odds would favor the Anteaters if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UTEP is rated No. 247 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UC Irvine is at No. 242.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features UTEP's No. 196-ranked scoring average of 71.6 PPG, against a UC Irvine Anteaters defense rated No. 115 and allowing 69.14 PPG. The UTEP Miners FG% has averaged 45.76% to date this season, more than the UC Irvine Anteaters shooters have managed so far (42.35% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UC Irvine got 20 points from Jaron Martin but lost anyway, 88-80, to Akron on Wednesday at Don Haskins Center.

UTEP suffered a 71-66 loss against Maryland-Eastern Shore on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Matt Willms in a losing effort at Don Haskins Center.

Next Betting Matchups

UC Irvine home to Life Pacific College, Friday, December 30th
UTEP at New Mexico State, Friday, December 30th