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New Mexico Lobos vs UTEP Miners Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the New Mexico Lobos try to run the UTEP Miners off the court at The Pit in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UTEP Miners opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

UTEP Miners vs New Mexico Lobos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the New Mexico Lobos are 5-3 overall and 3-3 ATS, while the UTEP Miners are 2-4 and 1-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, New Mexico boasts a 3-3 on the OU, and UTEP is 2-1.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the New Mexico Lobos at No. 245 and the UTEP Miners at No. 278 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features New Mexico's No. 94-ranked scoring average of 77.5 PPG, against a UTEP Miners defense rated No. 181 and allowing 74 PPG. The New Mexico Lobos FG% has averaged 49.41% to date this season, more than the UTEP Miners shooters have managed so far (46.43% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dominic Artis scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Miners to a win (they lost 79-67 to Northwestern State at Don Haskins Center on Saturday).

The Lobos endured a 79-74 loss at the hands of the Redbirds on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Elijah Brown at Redbird Arena.

Betting Trends
  • UTEP is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • UTEP is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • UTEP is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing New Mexico
  • UTEP is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
  • New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • New Mexico is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing UTEP
  • New Mexico is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against UTEP

Next Betting Matchups

UTEP home to New Mexico State, Tuesday, December 13th
New Mexico at New Mexico State, Saturday, December 10th