Texas El Paso vs. Florida International - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida International Golden Panthers (10-9) at Texas El Paso Miners (11-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Don Haskins Center)
The Line: Texas El Paso Miners -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Intl Golden Panthers and UTEP Miners meet Saturday at the Don Haskins Center.
The Florida Intl Golden Panthers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Florida Intl Golden Panthers are averaging 72.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Donte McGill is averaging 17 points and 1.1 assists while Adrian Diaz is averaging 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds. Daviyon Draper is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Nottage is dishing 2.6 assists. The Florida Intl Golden Panthers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden Panthers are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The Florida Intl Golden Panthers have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The UTEP Miners look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The UTEP Miners are averaging 74 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Lee Moore is averaging 13.4 points and 3.5 assists while Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 12.2 points and 3.6 rebounds. Dominic Artis is dishing 4.7 assists and Hooper Vint is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The UTEP Miners are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miners are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The UTEP Miners have won five straight home games.
The Golden Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Miners are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
These teams are pretty much even in all the major stats, but it's UTEP that's the better home team than FIU is on the road. I have to side with the Miners and the reasonable number.