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UTEP Miners vs Rice Owls: Don Best Odds & Insights for 1/9/2021

The UTEP Miners (6-3) are 8.5-point favorites as they attempt to build on a four-game home win streak when they host the Rice Owls (8-3) on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Don Haskins Center. The game airs at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has a point total of 147.5.

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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 -8.5 -110 -110 147.5 -110 -110 -425 325

ATS Records for UTEP and Rice

UTEP and Rice Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 8.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
UTEP 3-2-1 0-0 6-0
Rice 6-3 1-0 9-0

UTEP Leaders

  • The Miners scoring leader is Souley Boum, who contributes 18.2 points per game.
  • Jamal Bieniemy leads UTEP with 5.6 assists per game and Bryson Williams paces the team with 8.0 rebounds per outing.
  • Boum connects on 2.7 three-pointers per game, the top mark for the Miners.
  • The Miners steals leader is Boum, who averages 1.7 per game. Tydus Verhoeven leads the team averaging 0.9 blocks an outing.

Rice Leaders

  • Max Fiedler holds the top spot on the Owls rebounds and assists leaderboard, with 9.0 rebounds per game and 4.2 assists per game.
  • Quincy Olivari has the title of Rice's top scorer by putting up 16.9 points per game.
  • Olivari averages 3.3 made threes per game to lead the Owls.
  • Travis Evee leads the Miners with 1.7 steals per game and Fiedler is their top shot blocker with 0.7 blocks per game.

UTEP vs Rice: Last 6 Meetings

The Miners are 5-1 against the Owls over the last six meetings between the two teams. The Miners have covered the spread more often than not against the Owls, holding a 4-0 record ATS in those head-to-head matchups.

UTEP vs Rice (Last 6 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/8/2021 UTEP -8 144 -390 +300 Regular Season 101-89 UTEP
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 78.3 points per game the Miners score are five more points than the Owls allow (73.3).
  • When UTEP totals more than 73.3 points, it is 3-0 against the spread and 6-0 overall.
  • When Rice allows more than 78.3 points, it is 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 overall.
  • The Owls' 82.9 points per game are 12.3 more points than the 70.6 the Miners give up.
  • Rice has compiled a 7-1 overall record and a 5-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 70.6 points.
  • UTEP has a 1-0 record overall and an ATS record of 1-0 in games when its opponents put up more than 82.9 points.
  • The Miners have totaled 70 more points than their opponents this season (7.7 per game on average), and the Owls have scored 106 more points than their opponents (9.6 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Miners and the Owls are similar rebounding teams, with the squads averaging and 35.1 and 38.6 rebounds 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 9.3 offensive boards per game, -1.1 rebounds fewer than the Owls.
  • When the Owls grab the most offensive rebounds they are 4-1 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, the Miners are 1-0-1.
  • Rebounding has been a pillar for both teams this year. UTEP records an average rebounding margin of +0.3 rebounds per game. Rice averages a margin of +4.1 rebounds.
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