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Charlotte 49ers vs. UTEP Miners - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UTEP Miners (17-12) at Charlotte 49ers (11-17)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)

The Line: Charlotte 49ers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 161.5 See the Latest Odds

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The UTEP Miners will travel to play the Charlotte 49ers in a C-USA game on Saturday.

The Charlotte 49ers are 11-17 (7-8) and are coming off of a win against UTSA by a score of 114-108. Charlotte has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 7th in the C-USA standings. Charlotte is averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 80.4 points per game. Charlotte is also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 13.3 points per game and 2.7 assists per game for Charlotte. Joseph Uchebo is averaging 12.8 points per game and 11.3 rebounds per game for the 49ers. Charlotte is shooting 68.3% on free throws, 38.5% on three-pointers, and 44.6% on all field goal attempts.

Charlotte 49ers vs. UTEP Miners - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UTEP Miners are 17-12 (9-7) and are coming off of a loss to Old Dominion by a score of 74-53. UTEP has won 6 of their last 7 games and is currently 6th in the C-USA standings. UTEP is averaging 76.7 points per game while giving up 74 points per game. UTEP is also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Lee Moore is averaging 14.9 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for UTEP. Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 12.7 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Miners. UTEP is shooting 66.8% on free throws, 35.1% on three-pointers, and 45.8% on all field goal attempts.

UTEP is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games. UTEP is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss. The over is 6-1-1 in UTEP’s last 8 games. Charlotte is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. Charlotte is 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games. The over is 6-0 in Charlotte’s last 6 home games. UTEP is 0-4 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.

UTEP has found more success than Charlotte has this season, but Charlotte is at home for this game. Charlotte is giving up over 80 points per game, while UTEP plays better defense. I think UTEP will be able to keep this game close and perhaps even win. 

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