UTEP vs. Southern Miss - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-8) at Texas El Paso Miners (10-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)
The Line: Texas El Paso Miners -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UTEP Miners and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles face off on Saturday at the Don Haskins Center in college basketball action.
The UTEP Miners are 10-5 this season and they are coming off of a conference loss to Louisiana Tech on Thursday. UTEP is averaging 69.3 points and they are shooting 46.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Vince Hunter leads the Miners averaging 16.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Cedrick Lang is averaging 10.1 poits and 6.0 rebounds, Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 10.1 points, and Julian Washburn is averaging 9.5 points. UTEP is 5-2 at home and 3-1 in CUSA play.
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 5-8 this season and they have lost their last five games. Southern Miss is averaging 59.9 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.8 points and their opponents are shooting 48.4 percent. Matt Bingaya is averaging 15.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Chip Armelin is averaging 13.3 points, Norville Carey is averaging 9.0 points, and Rasham Suarez is averaging 6.8 points. Southern Miss is 0-6 o the road this season.
UTEP Is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 home games, 1-4 against the spread against CUSA, and 15-5-1 against the spread following a loss. Southern Miss is 2-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games. The favorite has covered the spread in 11 of the last 15 meetings of these two.
UTEP is a big favorite here and the far better team and I have them covering the number.