Texas El Paso Miners vs. Rice Owls - 1/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rice Owls (5-8) at Texas El Paso Miners (8-5)
College Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)
The Line: Texas El Paso Miners -7 -- Over/Under: 156 See the Latest Odds
The UTEP Miners will host the Rice Owls this Friday.
The UTEP Miners will come into this game with a 8-5 record and are currently 4th in the C-USA. The Miners are coming into this game on a 2 game win streak. Through 13 games this season the leading scorer for the UTEP Miners has been Omega Harris who is averaging 16.0 points per game and 3.5 assists. Lee Moore is second on the team with 13.8 points per game and 5.3 rebounds.
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The Rice Owls are coming into this game with a 5-8 record and are currently 8th in the C-USA. The Owls are coming into this game on a 2 game losing streak. Through 13 games this season the leading scorer for the Owls has been Marcus Evans who is averaging 19.8 points per game and 4.3 rebounds. Egor Koulechov who is scoring 19.0 points per game and 7.4 rebounds.
The Rice Owls are 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 vs. Conference USA teams. The Owls are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 Friday games. Texas-El Paso is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 Friday games. The Miners are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games overall.
The UTEP Miners come into this game on a 2 game win streak while Rice has lost their past 2 games and will try to find a way to win on the road. I like UTEP to win here at home and cover the spread.