UTEP vs. North Texas: Best Odds and College Football Preview for 11/13/2021


By Dan Watson | November 8, 2021, 12:44 am

The UTEP Miners (6-3, 0-0 C-USA) and their 23rd-ranked run defense will visit the North Texas Mean Green (3-6, 0-0 C-USA) and the 10th-ranked rushing attack on Saturday, November 13, 2021. The Mean Green are only 1.5-point underdogs. The expected point total for the matchup is 55.5.

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UTEP stats and betting info

Betting trends for UTEP

  • UTEP’s ATS record is 6-2-0 this season.
  • The Miners have a 3-0 record against the spread this season when favored by 1.5 points or more.
  • Out of UTEP’s eight games with a set total, four have hit the over (50%).
  • UTEP and its opponents have combined to exceed Saturday’s over/under of 55.5 points just twice this season.
  • On average, the over/under in Miners games is 3.1 points fewer than the over/under of 55.5 points in this contest.
  • The Miners average just 2.2 fewer yards per game (391.7), than the Mean Green give up per matchup (393.9).
  • In games that UTEP churns out over 393.9 yards, the team is 2-1 overall.
  • The Miners have turned the ball over 17 times this season, four more turnovers than the Mean Green have forced (13).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 236.9 (2132) 63
Rush yards 154.8 (1393) 73
Points scored 24.7 (222) 93
Pass yards against 206.9 (1862) 39
Rush yards against 118.2 (1064) 23
Points allowed 23.0 (207) 48

Key players for UTEP

  • Gavin Hardison leads UTEP with 2,123 passing yards (235.9 ypg) on 127-of-234 passing with 13 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Ronald Awatt, has carried the ball 114 times for 587 yards (65.2 per game), with four touchdowns this year.
  • Jacob Cowing’s team-leading 923 receiving yards (102.6 yards per game) have come on 46 receptions with four touchdowns.
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North Texas stats and betting info

Betting trends for North Texas

  • North Texas has a 5-3-0 record against the spread this year.
  • The Mean Green have a 4-3 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 1.5 points or more this season.
  • North Texas games have hit the over in three out of eight opportunities (37.5%).
  • Three of North Texas’ games ended with a combined score over 55.5 points this season.
  • Mean Green’s games have a total points bet of 62.3 points this season, 6.8 points more than the over/under for this game.
  • The Mean Green rack up 421.7 yards per game, 96.6 more yards than the 325.1 the Miners give up.
  • In games that North Texas churns out more than 325.1 yards, the team is 2-5.
  • This year the Mean Green have turned the ball over 14 times, one more than the Miners’ takeaways (13).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 193.9 (1745) 100
Rush yards 227.8 (2050) 10
Points scored 25.4 (229) 86
Pass yards against 231.6 (2084) 66
Rush yards against 162.3 (1461) 82
Points allowed 31.4 (283) 106

Key players for North Texas

  • Austin Aune has 1,188 passing yards (132.0 ypg) to lead North Texas, completing 52.2% of his passes and collecting six touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 222 rushing yards (24.7 ypg) on 55 carries.
  • The team’s top rusher, DeAndre Torrey, has carried the ball 189 times for 936 yards (104.0 per game), with eight touchdowns this year.
  • Roderic Burns’ 503 receiving yards (55.9 yards per game) lead the team. He has 44 receptions with two touchdowns.

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