Texas El Paso Miners vs. Texas-Arlington Mavericks - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-Arlington Mavericks (6-2) at Texas El Paso Miners (6-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)
The Line: Texas El Paso Miners -2 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
The UT-Arlington Mavericks will travel to play the UTEP Miners in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The UTEP Miners are 6-1 and are coming off of a loss to New Mexico State by a score of 73-59. UTEP went down early after a 10-0 run by NMSU to start the game and was never able to bounce back. Dominic Artis led UTEP with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Lee Moore added 12 points and 3 assists for UTEP. UTEP was out rebounded by a total of 50-27 and had 12 assists in their defeat. UTEP is averaging 80.3 points per game while giving up 68.5 points per game. UTEP is also averaging 39.1 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game. Lee Moore is averaging 16.9 points per game and 5 rebounds per game. Hooper Vint is averaging 12.4 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game. UTEP is shooting 68.8% on free throws, 33.8% on three-pointes, and 46.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The UT-Arlington Mavericks are 6-2 and are coming off of a win against North Texas by a score of 90-67. UT-Arlington scored 52 first half points and cruised to the easy victory in the second half. Kevin Hervey had 20 points and 15 rebounds for UT-Arlington. Kaelon Wilson added 13 points and 5 rebounds for UT-Arlington. UT-Arlington out rebounded their opponent by a total of 47-29 and had 25 assists in their victory. UT-Arlington is averaging 76.8 points per game while giving up 68.1 points per game. UT-Arlington is also averaging 45.9 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Kevin Hervey is averaging 17.6 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game. Erick Neal is averaging 12.1 points per game and 4.5 assists per game. UT-Arlington is shooting 70.3% on free throws, 27.7% on three-pointers, and 40% on all field goal attempts.
UT-Arlington is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. UT-Arlington is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. The under is 5-2 in UT-Arlington’s last 7 road games. UTEP is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against the Sun Belt. UTEP is 21-10 ATS in their last 21 non-conference games. The over is 5-1 in UTEP’s last 6 home games.
UT-Arlington has impressed me this season with some strong wins in the non-conference schedule. UTEP has also impressed me, only losing one game. UT-Arlington should enjoy a nice rebounding advantage in this game and I think they will win the game.