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Louisiana Tech vs. UTEP - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas El Paso Miners (19-7) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (21-7)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)

The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-1

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the UTEP Miners face off on Thursday at the Thomas Assembly Center is Conference USA college basketball.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 21-7 this season and they have won seven of their last nine games but they are coming off of a 19-point loss at Old Dominion. La. Tech is averaging 73 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Alex Hamilton leads the Bulldogs averaging 15.9 points per game. Raheem Appleby is averaging 15.5 points, Erik McCree is averaging 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Michale Kyser is averaging 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds. La. Tech is 13-0 at home and 12-3 in Conference USA.

Louisiana Tech vs. UTEP - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UTEP Miners are 19-7 this season and they have won their last seven games. UTEP is averaging 69.7 points and they are shooting 47.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Vince Hunter leads the Miners averaging 15.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 10.9 points, Cedrick Lang is averaging 9.9 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Julian Washburn is averaging 9.9 points. UTEP is 5-4 on the road and 11-3 in CUSA.

Louisiana Tech is 1-5 against the spread in Thursday games and 8-1 against the spread in their last nie home games against a team with a winning road record. UTEP is 1-4 against the spread following a win, 1-4 against the spread against Conference USA, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.

UTEP is just hot right now so getting five points they are the play.

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UTEP Miners +5

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