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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers visit Texas El Paso Miners in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Texas El Paso Miners will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Don Haskins Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Texas El Paso Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas El Paso Miners bring a 12-11 record (9-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-11 Hilltoppers, who are 9-10 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Texas El Paso go 11-8 so far and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers go 10-9.

The Miners - Hilltoppers odds would favor the Hilltoppers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas El Paso is rated No. 229 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Western Kentucky is at No. 187.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Western Kentucky is ranked No. 54 in NCAA basketball at 39.04 per game. Contrast that with Texas El Paso's No. 108 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas El Paso is the No. 166-ranked team in the country at 6.52 per game, while Western Kentucky rates No. 143 at 6.91 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Kentucky earned a 83-71 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Thursday, getting 21 points from Aaron Cosby at UTSA Convocation Center.

Dominic Artis poured in a team-high 33 points for Texas El Paso on Thursday, as they defeated Marshall 112-108 at Don Haskins Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
  • Western Kentucky is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games on the road
  • Texas El Paso is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 9 games
  • Texas El Paso is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky home to Marshall, Saturday, February 13th
Texas El Paso at Florida International, Thursday, February 11th