UTEP vs. Washington - 11/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (5-0) at Texas El Paso Miners (4-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Texas El Paso Miners -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UTEP Miner and the Washington Huskies face off on Sunday in college basketball tournament action.
The UTEP Miners are 4-0 this season and have beaten Princeton and Xavier in back to back games to reach the tournament final. UTEP was a big underdog to Xavier but they shook off a five-point halftime deficit for the come from behind win. Texas-El Paso is averaging 70.2 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.2 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Vince Hunter leads UTEP averaging 18 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. Cedrick Lang is averaging 12.2 points and 8.2 rebounds, C.J. Cooper is averaging 11.8 points and 4.8 assists, and Julia Washburn is averaging 9.0 points. UTEP has outrebounded their opponents 38.5-32.8 on average.
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The Washington Huskies are off to a 5-0 start to the season and heave beaten San Jose State and Long Beach State to reach this game. UW trailed LBSU at the half and they overcame it winning by 10. Washington is averaging 74.8 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.4 points and their opponents are shooting 34.4 percent. Nigel Williams-Goss leads the Huskies averaging 14.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 7.8 assists. Shawn Kemp Jr. is averaging 12 points and 4.8 rebounds, Andrew Andrews is averaging 11 points and 4.2 rebounds, and Robert Upshaw is averaging 9.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Washington has a tough matchup against San Diego State next Sunday.
UTEP is 15-5 against the spread in their last 20 non-conference games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-4 against the spread following a win. Washington is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
UTEP is red hot right now and they just have more players who are carrying the team if the need them.