Point spread favors Rams in battle with Miners

Texas El Paso MinersColorado State Rams
1-2September 28, 2013, 03:30 | Hughes Stadium1-3

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Rams host the Miners at Hughes Stadium in Week 5 action.

Supporters of the Miners have seen them go 1-2 and 1-2 ATS so far this season, while the Rams are at 1-3 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Rams are 3-1, while the Miners are 2-1.

View Texas El Paso Miners vs Colorado State Rams Odds and Stats.

Colorado State were sitting as -10-point Favorite earlier in the week at Sportsbook. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 93-rated Miners taking on the No. 97-rated Rams in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 25-21 win for the Miners on Saturday.

Texas El Paso was a 32-13 loser in their most recent outing at home against UTSA. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (45) made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado State's No. 90-ranked offense (23.5 PPG) against a Miners defense that ranks No. 93 at 31.67 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 208.5 yards per game, more than the Miners give up through the air (197 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Miners own the league's No. 41-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 140.5 yards per game when on the road. Colorado State, on the other hand, rates No. 86 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Miners at Rams trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas El Paso is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas El Paso's last 7 games
Texas El Paso is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Colorado State is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Colorado State is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado State's last 6 games
Colorado State is 5-8-2 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Texas El Paso at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, October 5th
Colorado State at San Jose State, Saturday, October 12th
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