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Washington State Cougars vs UTEP Miners College Basketball Betting Preview

Don Haskins Center will host Washington State Cougars vs UTEP Miners action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UTEP Miners betting line opened as 1-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Washington State Cougars vs UTEP Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UTEP Miners sit at 2-6 (2-2 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Washington State Cougars are currently 6-2 (5-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? UTEP is 2-2 OU, and Washington State is 4-3 OU.

The Miners - Cougars odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UTEP is rated No. 227 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington State is at No. 92.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Washington State is ranked No. 175 in NCAA basketball at 35.63 per game. Contrast that with UTEP's No. 177 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UTEP is the No. 213-ranked team in the country at 6.17 per game, while Washington State rates No. 2 at 13 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington State was run off the court by the Vandals on Wednesday as Idaho routed them 91-64 at Cowan Spectrum.

UTEP got 28 points from Omega Harris en route to a 88-76 victory over New Mexico on Saturday at Don Haskins Center.

Betting Trends
  • Washington State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Washington State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 5 games
  • Washington State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • UTEP is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • UTEP is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington State home to IUPUI, Saturday, December 16th
UTEP at Incarnate Word, Tuesday, December 19th