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NCAA Basketball Odds: UTEP Miners vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will try to cover the point spread at E.A. Diddle Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the UTEP Miners in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were listed as -8.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

UTEP Miners vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sit at 9-11 (5-12-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the UTEP Miners are currently 5-13 (3-10 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Western Kentucky is 8-9-1 OU, and UTEP is 6-7 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rated this week at No. 219 and the UTEP Miners sitting at No. 238.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Kentucky's No. 209-rated squad against UTEP's No. 206-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Kentucky rates No. 203 in the country with 6.45 per game, while their foes tonight, the UTEP Miners rank No. 234 nationally with 5.83 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Miners and Roadrunners didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UTSA was handed a 59-39 defeat on Saturday at Don Haskins Center.

The Hilltoppers endured a 94-80 loss at the hands of the Thundering Herd on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Justin Johnson at Cam Henderson Center.

Betting Trends
  • UTEP is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • UTEP is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UTEP's last 6 games
  • UTEP is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
  • Western Kentucky is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UTEP at Marshall, Saturday, January 28th
Western Kentucky at UTSA, Saturday, January 28th