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UTEP vs. Florida Atlantic - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida Atlantic Owls (4-14) at Texas El Paso Miners (10-8)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)

The Line: Texas El Paso Miners -7.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 See the Latest Odds

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The UTEP Miners and the Florida Atlantic Owls face off on Thursday in Conference USA college basketball action.

The UTEP Miners are 10-8 this season and they have lost their last three games with all of them being on the road. UTEP is averaging 74.2 points per game and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Lee Moore leads the Miners averaging 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 12.4 points, Dominic Artis is averaging 11.7 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Omega Harris is averaging 11.7 points. UTEP is 8-3 at home and 2-3 in CUSA play.

UTEP vs. Florida Atlantic - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Florida Atlantic Owls are 4-14 this season and they have won their last two games. FAU is averaging 61.7 points per game and they are shooting 38.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.1 points and their opponents are shooting 44.7 percent. C.J. Thurman leads the Owls averaging 9.9 points and 7.0 assists per game. Adonis Filer is averaging 9.7 points, Jackson Trapp is averaging 8.7 points, and Ronald Delph is averaging 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds. FAU is 1-9 on the road and 2-3 in Conference USA play.

UTEP is 2-5 against the spread following a loss, 2-8 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 0-4 against the spread in home games following three or more road games. Florida Atlantic is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games, 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 road games, and 1-5 against the spread following a win.

I expect UTEP to flex some muscle here getting back home and really needing a win to stop the bleeding. 

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UTEP Miners -7.5

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