Western Kentucky vs. Texas El Paso - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas El Paso Miners (12-5) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (12-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports Net
The UTEP Miners and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers play Thursday at the E. A. Diddle Arena.
The UTEP Miners have won six of their last seven games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, UTEP is averaging 69.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting and is allowing 61.7 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Vince Hunter is averaging 16.1 points and 10 rebounds while Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 10.7 points and 1.3 assists. Cedrick Lang is the third player averaging double-digit points and C.J. Cooper is dishing 3.6 assists. The UTEP Miners have seven players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 65.4 percent from the line and 37.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, UTEP is allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 58 or less points in four straight games. UTEP is 3-2 SU on the road.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have won seven straight games and look to remain unbeaten in C-USA play. On the season, WKU is averaging 70.9 point son 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 68.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting. T.J. Price is averaging 17.6 points and 3.7 assists while George Fant is averaging 13.6 points and 8.4 rebounds. Chris Harrison-Docks is the third player averaging double-digit points and Trency Jackson is dishing 2.7 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have six players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 66.1 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Western Kentucky is allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in seven of its last eight games. WKU is 8-2 SU on its home court.
The Miners are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Hilltoppers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
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