Texas-El Paso @ Old Dominion
Current Records: Texas-El Paso 8-8; Old Dominion 7-8
What to Know
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 5-0 against the Texas-El Paso Miners since February of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Old Dominion and Texas-El Paso will face off in a Conference USA battle at 7 p.m. ET at Chartway Arena. The Monarchs should still be riding high after a win, while the Miners will be looking to right the ship.
Everything came up roses for Old Dominion at home against the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners on Thursday as the team secured an 83-51 victory. Guard Jaylin Hunter and forward Austin Trice were among the main playmakers for Old Dominion as the former had 16 points and seven assists and the latter had 19 points.
Meanwhile, Texas-El Paso ended up a good deal behind the Charlotte 49ers when they played on Thursday, losing 66-53. Guard Jamal Bieniemy (21 points) was the top scorer for Texas-El Paso.
The Monarchs are the favorite in this one, with an expected 4-point margin of victory. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Old Dominion is now 7-8 while the Miners sit at 8-8. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: Old Dominion is stumbling into the contest with the 50th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 66.7 on average. Texas-El Paso has experienced some struggles of their own as they have only been able to knock down 41% percent of their shots, which is the 35th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Chartway Arena -- Norfolk, Virginia
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $25.00
The Monarchs are a 4-point favorite against the Miners, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4-point spread, and stayed right there.
Old Dominion have won all of the games they've played against Texas-El Paso in the last eight years.
- Feb 08, 2020 - Old Dominion 72 vs. Texas-El Paso 53
- Jan 24, 2019 - Old Dominion 50 vs. Texas-El Paso 48
- Feb 17, 2018 - Old Dominion 82 vs. Texas-El Paso 33
- Mar 02, 2017 - Old Dominion 62 vs. Texas-El Paso 61
- Feb 25, 2016 - Old Dominion 74 vs. Texas-El Paso 53