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North Texas Mean Green vs. Texas El Paso Miners - 3/2/14

Texas El Paso Miners (20-9) at North Texas Mean Green (15-13)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm (The Super Pit)

The Line: North Texas Mean Green +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The UTEP Miners hope to get back on track when they visit the North Texas Mean Green.

The Miners have lost two in a row and three of their last five games. During this stretch, they’re averaging 70.6 points on 50.6 percent shooting and are allowing 67.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. The difference has been their lack of defense, as they’re allowing just 65.1 points on 39.8 percent shooting on the season. Teams have been scoring at will over the last week or so. On the road, they average 65.5 points and allow 59.9 points. They are 16-7 ATS overall and 9-2 ATS on the road.

North Texas Mean Green vs. Texas El Paso Miners - 3/2/14

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The Mean Green have played some of their best basketball as of late, winning four straight. Incredibly, three of those four victories came on the road. During this stretch, they’re averaging 65.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 64.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Three of the four wins were decided by just two points. At home they average 67.3 points and allow 68.5 points. They are 11-9-1 ATS overall and 1-5-1 ATS on their home court.

The Mean Green have been on an impressive winning streak for them, but they’re still not in the class of UTEP. The Miners are one of the better teams in the C-USA and have been money all year on the road this season.

In their last 14 road games, the Miners have covered the spread 12 times. They’re also 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games following a SU loss.

Not only have the Mean Green been brutal ATS at home, but they’ve also lost four of their last six home games SU.

The writing is on the wall. Go ahead and eat the chalk with UTEP on the road. 

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