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Miners vs Golden Hurricane Betting Preview

Tulsa Golden HurricaneTexas El Paso Miners
1-4October 12, 2013, 08:00 | Sun Bowl1-4

The Miners hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Golden Hurricane pay a visit to Sun Bowl in Week 7 betting action.

Backers of the Miners have seen them go 1-4 and 1-4 ATS so far this season, while the Golden Hurricane are at 1-4 and 0-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Hurricane are 4-1, while the Miners are 4-1.

View Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Miners in this game found them listed as 10-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 87-rated Miners and the No. 68-ranked Golden Hurricane, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 25-16 result in favor of the Miners.

Tulsa was a 30-27 loser in their most recent outing at home against Rice. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (57) made winners of OVER bettors. Aaron Jones ran through the Louisiana Tech defense for 121 yards in Texas El Paso's last game, but the Miners still lost a 38-35 decision at Sun Bowl.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas El Paso's No. 45-ranked offense (33.4 PPG) against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 110 at 36 PPG. The Miners passing attack has averaged 218.6 yards per game, less than the Golden Hurricane give up through the air (223.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Golden Hurricane own the league's No. 66-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 174.5 yards per game when on the road. Texas El Paso, on the other hand, rates No. 59 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Golden Hurricane at Miners trends to consider:
Tulsa is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Tulsa is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Tulsa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games

Next up:
Tulsa at Tulane, Saturday, October 26th
Texas El Paso at Rice, Saturday, October 26th