New Mexico State Aggies vs. Texas El Paso Miners - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas El Paso Miners (6-0) at New Mexico State Aggies (4-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pan American Center)
The Line: New Mexico State Aggies -3.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The UTEP Miners will travel to play the New Mexico State Aggies in a non-conference game.
The New Mexico State Aggies are 4-2 and are coming off of a loss to Air Force by a score of 66-64 in overtime. New Mexico lost the lead in overtime with 8 seconds left, and couldn’t hit the game winning shot. Pascal Siakam led New Mexico State with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Ian Baker added 17 points and 8 rebounds for New Mexico State. New Mexico State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 46-29 and had 12 assists in their defeat. New Mexico State is averaging 78.5 points per game while giving up 66.3 points per game. New Mexico State is also averaging 45.3 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Pascal Siakim leads New Mexico State with 26.5 points per game and 11.7 rebounds per game. Ian Baker is averaging 14.2 points per game and 3.5 assists per game for New Mexico State. New Mexico State is shooting 69.1% on free throws, 34.3% on three-pointers, and 49.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The UTEP Miners are 6-0 and are coming off of a win against Colorado State by a score of 99-90 in double overtime. UTEP trailed by 17-points at halftime, but stormed back to get the victory in the second overtime. Lee Moore led UTEP with 28 points and 4 rebounds. Earvin Morris added 28 points and 4 rebounds for UTEP. UTEP was out rebounded by a total of 73-47 and had 10 assists in their victory. UTEP is averaging 83.8 points per game while giving up 67.6 points per game. UTEP is also averaging 41.2 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game. Lee Moore is averaging 17.7 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game. Hooper Vint is averaging 13 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for UTEP. UTEP is shooting 69.1% on free throws, 34% on three-pointers, and 47.4% on all field goal attempts.
UTEP is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Western Athletic Conference. UTEP is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games. The under is 12-4 in UTEP’s last 16 non-conference games. New Mexico State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against C-USA. New Mexico State is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 8-3 in New Mexico State’s last 11 games overall.
UTEP will look to stay undefeated in this game against a tough New Mexico State team. Both teams have started the season with strong defense and good rebounding, which means this should be a pretty tight game. I am picking UTEP and the points in this one.