UTEP vs. UAB - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UAB Blazers (10-10) at Texas El Paso Miners (12-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)
The Line: Texas El Paso Miners -11 -- Over/Under: 131 See the Latest Odds
The UTEP Miners and the UAB Blazers face off on Thursday at the Don Haskins Center in Conference USA college basketball action.
The UTEP Miners are 12-7 this season and they have lost their last two games. UTEP is averaging 69.7 points and they are shooting 47.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Vince Hunter leads the Miners averaging 15.5 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 10.5 points, Cedrick Lang is averaging 10.3 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Julian Washburn is averaging 9.5 points. UTEP is 6-2 at home and 4-3 in Conference USA.
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The UAB Blazers are 10-10 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. UAB is averaging 67.3points and they are shooting 42.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Robert Brown leads the Blazers averaging 13.5 points per game. C.J. Washington is averaging 8.4 points, Nick Norton is averaging 7.5 points, and Hakeem Baxter is averaging 7.2 points. UAB is 2-3 on the road and 6-1 in CUSA action.
UTEP is 2-6 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, 16-5-1 against the spread following a loss, and 0-4 against the spread in Thursday games. UAB is 5-0 against the spread following a win, 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games, and 7-0 against the spread against Conference USA. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last six meetings of these two.
The total is set at 131 and I see this one sliding over that number. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.