Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Texas El Paso Miners - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas El Paso Miners (19-8) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (8-19)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Reed Green Coliseum and the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles look for the upset of the Texas El Paso Miners.
The Texas El Paso Miners were cruising with a seven game winning streak and a chance to grab a share of first in the CUSA when they paid top ranked Louisiana Tech a visit Thursday. However, the Bulldogs showed why they are in first with a convincing 77-60 rout where a nine point lead at the half was never challenged. The Bulldogs were the better shooting team at 45.5%-37% with seven more free throws and six more bombs with UTEP hurting themselves on 3-17 from beyond the arc. Cedrick Lang was the Miners go to scorer with 18 points and ten rebounds on 6-10 from the floor while Earvin Morris Jr. tossed in eleven points. Julian Washburn and Omega Harris combined for 17 points with Washburn posting nine boards.
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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles final resting place will be near the bottom of the conference but that didn't stop them from pulling off a 70-66 upset of visiting Texas-San Antonio on Thursday night as a four point home dog. The Golden Eagles haven't been consistent in too many areas but that didn't stop them from snagging an early nine point lead and holding off the Roadrunners late rally. USM shot the ball well at over 46% despite a poor 9-28 effort on threes but that was still enough to subdue the 38.7% shooting Roadrunners who were even worse from long range with their 6-25 mark. Chip Armelin led all scorers with 21 points on 8-17 from the floor followed by a 17 point, ten assist effort from Matt Bingaya. Shadell Millinghaus netted 12 points with Norville Carey adding nine points and seven pulls.
The Miners are 16-6-1 ATS in their last 23 games following a S.U. loss and 20-9-1 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games. UTEP are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Golden Eagles are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win. Southern Miss are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The Miners can't afford another poor effort and need to come out strong and win big...