Who's Playing

Florida A&M @ Texas-El Paso

Current Records: Florida A&M 1-2; Texas-El Paso 3-2

What to Know

The Texas-El Paso Miners will look to defend their home court on Wednesday against the Florida A&M Rattlers at 9 p.m. ET. Texas-El Paso is the favorite here -- although they were the favorites in their last matchup, too, so the odds might count for a little less.

It looks like the Miners got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They took a hard 52-40 fall against the California Riverside Highlanders on Monday.

Meanwhile, Florida A&M was expected to have a tough go of it on Sunday, and that's exactly how things played out. Things couldn't have gone much worse for them as they lost 86-59 to the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes. Florida A&M's loss came about despite a quality game from forward DJ Jones, who had 24 points in addition to eight rebounds.

This next game looks promising for Texas-El Paso, who are favored by a full 11 points. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Monday might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

The losses put Texas-El Paso at 3-2 and Florida A&M at 1-2. Neither the Miners (1-0 after losses) nor the Rattlers (also 1-0) has made a habit of hanging their heads after losses this season, so another slip-up will be unusual territory for either team.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Don Haskins Center -- El Paso, Texas
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Miners are a big 11-point favorite against the Rattlers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Miners as a 12-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Texas-El Paso won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.

  • Nov 24, 2015 - Texas-El Paso 72 vs. Florida A&M 54