New Mexico State vs. UTEP - 12/6/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas El Paso Miners (4-2) at New Mexico State Aggies (3-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Pan American Center)
The Line: New Mexico State Aggies -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New Mexico State Aggies and the UTEP Miners face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The New Mexico State Aggies are 3-5 this season and are coming off of back-to-back losses to Wyoming and New Mexico. New Mexico State is averaging 71.9 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 45.8 percent. Remi Barry leads NMSU averaging 13.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Daniel Mullings is averaging 13.4 points and 7.4 rebounds, Pascal Siakam is averaging 11 points and 7.2 rebounds, and D.K. Eldridge is averaging 10.5 points. New Mexico State has played the 74th ranked schedule in the nation but it gets a lot easier when they take on their WAC schedule.
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The UTEP Miners are 4-2 this season but they have lost their last two games falling to Washington and Colorado State. UTEP is averaging 68 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Vince Hunter is averaging 16 points and 11.2 rebounds per game to lead the Miners. Cedrick Lang is averaging 12.7 points and 7.0 rebounds, Julian Washburn is averaging 11.5 points, and C.J. Cooper is averaging 8.7 points and 4.7 assists. UTEP has played the 42nd ranked schedule in the nation.
New Mexico State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. UTEP is 14-3-1 against the spread following a loss, 16-6 against the spread in their last 22 non-conference games, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in he last four meetings of these two.
UTEP is the better team and getting points here I have to take them.