UTEP vs. North Texas - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (14-14) at Texas El Paso Miners (19-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)
The Line: Texas El Paso Miners -12 -- Over/Under: 129.5 See the Latest Odds
The UTEP Miners and the North Texas Mean Green face off on Thursday at the Don Haskins Center in Conference USA college basketball.
The UTEP Miners are 19-9 this season but they are coming off of back-to-back losses. UTEP is averaging 69 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Vince Hunter leads the Miners averaging 14.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 11.4 points, Cedrick Lang is averaging 10.2 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Julian Washburn is averaging 9.8 points. UTEP is 11-2 at home and 11-5 in Conference USA.
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The North Texas Mean Green are 14-14 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a five game winning streak. North Texas is averaging 65.8 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Jordan Williams leads the Mean Green averaging 15.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Jeremy Combs is averaging 9.7 points and 6.5 rebounds, Colin Voss is averaging 9.0 points and 6.0 rebounds, and T.J. Taylor is averaging 8.5 points. UNT is 3-8 on the road and 8-8 in CUSA.
UTEP is 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-6 against the spread against Conference USA, and 16-7-1 against the spread following a loss. North Texas is 5-1 against the spread following a loss, 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, and 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The total on this one is set at 129.5 and I have it sliding over that number.