UTSA vs. UTEP - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas El Paso Miners (10-7) at Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (3-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm (UTSA Convocation Center)
The Line: Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, MASN, Comcast
The UTSA Roadrunners and the UTEP Miners face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners are 3-14 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. UTSA is averaging 71.3 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 87.1 points and their opponents are shooting 51.6 percent. Ryan Bowie leads the Roadrunners averaging 17.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. J.R. Harris is averaging 13.1 points, Christian Wilson is averaging 12.3 points, and Gino Littles is averaging 8.2 points. UTSA is 1-3 in Conference USA action this season.
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The UTEP Miners are 10-7 this season and they have lost their last two games. UTEP is averaging 74.6 points and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Lee Moore leads the Miners averaging 13.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Omega Harris is averaging 12.8 points, Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 12.5 points, and Dominic Artis is averaging 12.1 points and 5.0 rebounds. UTEP is 2-2 in CUSA.
UTSA is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games, 2-5 against the spread against CUSA, and 0-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. UTEP is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 road games, and 2-7 against the spread against a team with a losing record.
UTEP is much the better team here and I look for them to cover on the road.