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Florida Atlantic vs. UTEP - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas El Paso Miners (14-7) at Florida Atlantic Owls (8-11)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FAU Arena)

The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN

The Florida Atlantic Owls and the UTEP Miners face off on Thursday at FAU Arena is Conference USA college basketball action.

The FAU Owls are 8-11 this season and they have lost seven of their last eight games. Florida Atlantic is averaging 63.4 points and they are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. Solomon Poole leads the Owls averaging 14.6 points per game. Marquan Botley is averaging 12.9 points, Jackson Trapp is averaging 11.4 points, and Justin Raffington is averaging 9.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. Florida Atlantic is 6-2 at home and 1-7 in Conference USA.

Florida Atlantic vs. UTEP - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UTEP Miners are 14-7 this season and they have won their last two games. UTEP is averaging 70.4 points and they are shooting 47.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Vince Hunter leads the Miners averaging 15.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 10.7 points, Cedrick Lang is averaging 10.1 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Julian Washburn is averaging 9.9 points. UTEP is 3-4 on the road and 6-3 in Conference USA games.

Florida Atlantic is 4-1 against the spread in their last five me games, 3-12 against the spread against CUSA, and 3-8 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. UTEP is 18-7 against the spread in their last 25 road games, 2-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 2-7 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread.

UTEP is the better team on both ends of he court and I look for them to get it done here. 

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