UTSA vs. UTEP - 9/29/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UTSA vs. UTEP - 9/29/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

UTEP Miners (0-4) at UTSA Roadrunners (1-3)

College Football: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Alamodome)

The Line: UTSA Roadrunners -10 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The UTEP Miners and the UTSA Roadrunners meet in week 5 C-USA college football action from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday evening.

The UTEP Miners will be looking for their first win of the season after dropping to 0-4 with a 27-20 loss to New Mexico State in their last outing. Kai Locksley leads the Miners with 410 passing yards on 45.8% passing while also leading the Miners with 3 rushing touchdowns this season. Quadraiz Wadley leads UTEP with 283 rushing yards while the Miners have yet to have a 100-yard receiver through the first four games of the season this year. As a team, UTEP is averaging 295 yards of total offense while also averaging just 13.5 points per game this season.

The UTSA Roadrunners will be looking to build on their first win of the season, coming in the form of a 25-21 win over Texas State in their last outing. Cordale Grundy leads the Roadrunners with 579 passing yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 54% passing this season while B.J. Daniels leads the Roadrunners with 199 rushing yards and Greg Campbell Jr. is UTSA’s top receiver with 208 receiving yards and 21 catches this season. As a team, UTSA is averaging 262 yards of total offense per game to go along with a mere 17.2 points per game this season. 

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UTEP is 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. UTSA is 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 conference games. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

Two sides that are struggling coming into this matchup, it’s hard to pick a side. However, while UTSA has a win this season, UTEP is the only team of the two that has a cover so far this season, and in this line of work, that’s all we really care about. An interesting note, the road team has not only covered, but won all 5 meetings between these two teams, so if we go off of past history (which is really all there is to go on), I’ll take the points with UTEP. 

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Chris’s Pick UTEP +10

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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