Who's Playing

Texas-El Paso @ Middle Tenn.

Current Records: Texas-El Paso 11-10; Middle Tenn. 13-9

What to Know

The Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders will be returning home after a three-game road trip. Middle Tenn. and the Texas-El Paso Miners will face off in a Conference USA battle at 9 p.m. ET Thursday at Murphy Athletic Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'

The Blue Raiders came up short against the Florida International Panthers on Saturday, falling 82-74.

Meanwhile, Texas-El Paso came up short against the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, falling 52-42.

Middle Tenn. is the favorite in this one, with an expected 4-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

Middle Tenn. beat Texas-El Paso 66-59 when the two teams previously met in March of last year. The Blue Raiders' victory shoved the Miners out of the playoffs, so they have a target on their back.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Murphy Athletic Center -- Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $27.23


The Blue Raiders are a 4-point favorite against the Miners, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Blue Raiders slightly, as the game opened with the Blue Raiders as a 6-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Middle Tenn. have won eight out of their last 11 games against Texas-El Paso.

  • Mar 10, 2022 - Middle Tenn. 66 vs. Texas-El Paso 59
  • Feb 21, 2022 - Middle Tenn. 77 vs. Texas-El Paso 59
  • Mar 04, 2020 - Texas-El Paso 60 vs. Middle Tenn. 56
  • Jan 30, 2020 - Texas-El Paso 67 vs. Middle Tenn. 66
  • Mar 09, 2019 - Middle Tenn. 48 vs. Texas-El Paso 47
  • Mar 06, 2019 - Middle Tenn. 69 vs. Texas-El Paso 53
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Middle Tenn. 75 vs. Texas-El Paso 72
  • Jan 27, 2018 - Middle Tenn. 81 vs. Texas-El Paso 50
  • Mar 10, 2017 - Middle Tenn. 82 vs. Texas-El Paso 56
  • Feb 04, 2017 - Texas-El Paso 57 vs. Middle Tenn. 54
  • Jan 07, 2016 - Middle Tenn. 78 vs. Texas-El Paso 72