UTEP vs. North Texas - 1/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (6-8) at Texas El Paso Miners (9-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)
The Line: Texas El Paso Miners -9 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
The UTEP Miners and the North Texas Mean Green face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The UTEP Miners are 9-5 this season and they have won their last three game. UTEP is averaging 73.7 points and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Omega Harris leads the Miners averaging 15.2 points per game. Lee Moore is averaging 13.9 points and 5.1 rebounds, Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 12.5 points, and Dominic Artis is averaging 12.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.1 assists. UTEP is 7-3 at home this season.
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The North Texas Mean Green are 6-8 this season and they have won four of their last five games. North Texas is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 46.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78.8 points and their opponents are shooting 46.9 percent. Deckie Johnson leads the Mean Green averaging 14.6 points per game. J-Mychal Reese is averaging 14.4 points, Jeremy Combs is averaging 12.8 points and 9.1 rebounds, and Ja’Michael Brown is averaging 8.9 points. UNT is 1-4 on the road this season.
UTEP is 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. North Texas is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record, and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games against Conference USA.
This is a pretty large number but I expect UTEP to win easy.