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UTEP Miners vs Rice Owls: Don Best Odds & Insights for 1/8/2021

The Rice Owls (8-2) will look to continue a three-game win streak when they visit the UTEP Miners (5-3) on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Don Haskins Center as 8-point underdogs. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 143 points.

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Betting Information

UTEP vs Rice Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
UTEP -8 -110 -110 143 -115 -105 -390 305

ATS Records for UTEP and Rice

UTEP and Rice Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 8+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
UTEP 2-2-1 0-0 5-0
Rice 6-2 1-0 8-0

UTEP Leaders

  • Souley Boum leads the Miners in scoring, putting up 19.4 points per game.
  • The team is led in rebounding by Bryson Williams' 8.1 rebounds per game and assisting by Jamal Bieniemy's 5.6 assists per game .
  • Boum paces the Miners with a team-high 2.8 made three-pointers per game.
  • UTEP's steals leader is Boum, who collects 1.9 per game. Tydus Verhoeven leads the team averaging 0.8 blocks a game.

Rice Leaders

  • Max Fiedler is number one on the Owls leaderboard in both rebounds (9.4 per game) and assists (3.9 per game).
  • Quincy Olivari's 18.0-point per game average puts him at the top of the Owls scoring leaderboard.
  • Olivari leads the Owls in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.5 made threes per game.
  • Rice's Travis Evee has the top spot on the team's steals leaderboard with 1.4 per game and Fiedler is first in blocks with 0.8 per game.

UTEP vs Rice: Last 5 Meetings

The Miners have a 4-1 record in the last five games against the Owls. The Miners have a 3-0 record against the spread in those games against the Owls.

UTEP vs Rice (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/7/2020 Rice -3.5 141 -177 +142 Regular Season 77-72 UTEP
2/22/2020 UTEP -3 142.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 68-62 UTEP
1/23/2020 UTEP -3.5 142.5 -172 +138 Regular Season 72-64 UTEP
2/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-81 RICE
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-64 UTEP

Points Insights

  • The Miners score five more points per game (75.5) than the Owls allow (70.5).
  • When UTEP puts up more than 70.5 points, it is 2-0 against the spread and 5-0 overall.
  • In games Rice allows more than 75.5 points, it is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall.
  • The Owls score 14.1 more points per game (82.3) than the Miners allow (68.2).
  • When it scores more than 68.2 points, Rice is 5-0 against the spread and 7-1 overall.
  • UTEP has a 0-0 record overall and an ATS record of 0-0 in games when its opponents put up more than 82.3 points.
  • The Miners have out-scored their opponents by a total of 58 points this season (7.3 points per game on average), and the Owls have put up 118 more points than their opponents on the year (11.8 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Miners and the Owls are evenly matched on the glass this season, with the teams averaging similar numbers (36 and 40.2 boards per game, respectively).
  • When Rice earns the rebounding advantage they are 3-1 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, UTEP is 1-2.
  • The Miners average 8.8 offensive rebounds per game, -2.1 rebounds less than the Owls.
  • The Owls are 4-1 against the spread when they win the battle on the boards. The Miners are 1-0-1 when they lose the rebounding edge.
  • UTEP is lackluster on the glass with an average rebounding margin of -0.2 rebounds per game, however Rice helps itself, averaging a margin of five.
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