UTEP vs. Florida International - 3/12/15 C-USA Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida International Golden Panthers (15-16) at UTEP Miners
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 (Legacy Arena) 1 PM
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The UTEP Miners and Florida International Panthers meet Thursday in the C-USA quarterfinal.
The UTEP Miners look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. On the season, UTEP is averaging 69.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Vince Hunter is averaging 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds while Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 11.1 points and 1.2 assists. Cedrick Lang is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Julian Washburn is dishing 2.7 assists. The UTEP Miners have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 65.3 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from deep. Defensively, UTEP is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last six games.
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The Florida International Panthers look for a fourth straight win after beating UTSA on Wednesday. On the season, FIU is averaging 62.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 65 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Dennis Mavin is averaging 17.1 points and 3.1 assists while Adrian Diaz is averaging 13.1 points and seven rebounds. Daviyon Draper is grabbing five rebounds and Tashawn Desir is dishing 2.1 assists. The Florida International Panthers have four players averaging at least 6.8 points, and they’re shooting 63.5 percent from the line and 30.5 percent from deep. Defensively, FIU is allowing 66 or less points in three straight games.
The Golden Panthers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. The Miners are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
With FIU playing this well and coming off a big win on Wednesday, I like the value of the points here.