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UTEP Miners Open as Week 6 Betting Underdogs vs Hilltoppers

The UTEP Miners will try to pick up win and cover the spread at Sun Bowl on Saturday when they get a visit from the WKU Hilltoppers in Week 6 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the UTEP Miners in this game found them listed as 20.5-point underdogs on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 48-11 win for the Hilltoppers. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

WKU Hilltoppers vs UTEP Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the UTEP Miners have seen them go 0-5 and 1-4 ATS so far this season, while the WKU Hilltoppers are at 2-2 and 0-4 ATS. In over under totals betting, the WKU Hilltoppers are 1-3, while the UTEP Miners are 2-2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UTEP vs WKU injuries news.

The game pits the UTEP Miners, currently No. 132 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the WKU Hilltoppers, who rate No. 14 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the UTEP Miners No. 123-ranked offense (14.4 PPG) against a WKU Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 35 at 20.25 PPG. The UTEP Miners passing attack has averaged 140 yards per game, less than the WKU Hilltoppers give up through the air (250 YPG on average).

Defensively, the WKU Hilltoppers feature the league's No. 77-rated road run defense, allowing 193 yards per game. UTEP, meanwhile, ranks No. 129 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike White's 319-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as WKU earned a 33-21 win over Ball State on Saturday at L.T. Smith Stadium.

In their last game, UTEP got a 156-yard performance from Quadraiz Wadley, but Army prevailed 35-21.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Western Kentucky is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Western Kentucky's last 13 games on the road
  • Texas El Paso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas El Paso is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Texas El Paso is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Texas El Paso is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

WKU home to Charlotte, Saturday, October 14th
UTEP at Southern Miss, Saturday, October 14th