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Miners visit Mean Green in Week 11 battle

Texas El Paso MinersNorth Texas Mean Green
1-7November 09, 2013, 03:30 | Apogee Stadium6-3

Texas El Paso visits North Texas on Saturday, hoping to send the Mean Green to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Apogee Stadium.

Backers of the Mean Green have seen them go 6-3 and 7-2 ATS so far this season, while the Miners are at 1-7 and 1-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Miners are 4-4, while the Mean Green are 3-6.

View Texas El Paso Miners vs North Texas Mean Green Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup, the Mean Green sat as -21-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Mean Green at No. 25 and the Miners at No. 114 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 38-12 result in favor of the Mean Green.

The Mean Green grabbed a Week 10 victory over the Owls in their last game, winning 28-16 at Apogee Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Texas's No. 53-ranked offense, averaging 31.33 PPG, against a Miners defense that ranks No. 119 this week at 41 PPG. The Mean Green aerial game is averaging 241.67 yards per game, more than the Miners secondary allows through the air, 232.12 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Miners feature the league's No. 97-rated road run defense, allowing 212 yards per game. North Texas, meanwhile, ranks No. 38 in rushing offense at home.

A few Miners at Mean Green trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas El Paso is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas El Paso's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games
North Texas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
North Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
North Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas El Paso at Florida International, Saturday, November 16th
North Texas at UTSA, Saturday, November 23rd