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Miners host Golden Eagles in Week 9 action

Southern Miss Golden EaglesTexas El Paso Miners
Oct 29, 8:00 PM | Turf of Sun Bowl

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds


Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Golden Eagles on Saturday when they take on the Miners at Sun Bowl in Week 9 action.

The Miners are 4-3 so far on the season, and 6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Eagles, meanwhile, are 6-1 and 5-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Texas El Paso go 2-5 and the Golden Eagles go 2-5 on the totals.

View Southern Miss vs Texas El Paso Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 11.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Miners at No. 91 and the Golden Eagles at No. 38 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 46-31 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas El Paso's No. 57-ranked offense (29.3 PPG) against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 19 at 19.3 PPG. The Miners passing attack has averaged 216.6 yards per game, more than the Golden Eagles give up through the air (203.3 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Golden Eagles feature the league's No. 105-rated road run defense, allowing 225.7 yards per game. Texas El Paso, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 27-3 winner as they battled Southern Methodist at home. Southern Miss covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 30 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Texas El Paso was a 31-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against Colorado State. They covered the 10–point spread as favorites, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Golden Eagles at Miners trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Miss is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 7 games
Texas El Paso is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 7 games

Next up:
Southern Miss at East Carolina, Saturday, November 5
Texas El Paso at Rice, Saturday, November 5