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Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Home to UTEP Miners in NCAA Basketball Betting

Southern Mississippi looks to cover the Golden Eagles-Miners pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 7-8 mark when they host UTEP in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the UTEP Miners before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

UTEP Miners vs Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UTEP Miners will look to cover the spread vs the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles on Thursday, as the Miners are 5-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Eagles are 4-6 ATS. UTEP is 3-6 against the total, while Southern Mississippi is 6-4 versus the total betting line.

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles sit at No. 279 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the UTEP Miners sit at No. 272 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and UTEP is ranked No. 190 in NCAA basketball at 34.71 per game. Contrast that with Southern Mississippi's No. 250 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Mississippi is the No. 201-ranked team in the country at 6.73 per game, while UTEP rates No. 210 at 6.57 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Miners got 16 points from Trey Wade as UTEP ran past Rice 80-62 on Saturday at Don Haskins Center.

Southern Mississippi got 14 points from Tyree Griffin but lost anyway, 82-66, to Western Kentucky on Saturday at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • UTEP is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • UTEP is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • UTEP is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Southern Mississippi
  • UTEP is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Southern Mississippi
  • Southern Mississippi is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Southern Mississippi is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Southern Mississippi is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UTEP
  • Southern Mississippi is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing UTEP

Next Betting Matchups

UTEP at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, January 6th
Southern Mississippi at UTSA, Saturday, January 6th