Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Texas El Paso Miners - 1/31/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas El Paso Miners (11-10) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (15-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will host the UTEP Mines this Sunday.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs come into this game with a 15-5 record and are currently 5th in the C-USA. The Bulldogs have won their past 2 games with their most recent game being a 85-75 win over UTSA. Through 20 games this season the leading scorer for the Bulldogs has been Alex Hamilton who is averaging 18.0 points per game and 5.7 rebounds with 6.0 assists. Erik Mcree is second on the team with 16.1 points per game and 7.1 rebounds.
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The UTEP Miners come into this game with a 11-10 record and are 10th in the C-USA. The Miners have lost their past 2 games with their most recent game being a 71-58 loss to Southern Missouri. Through 21 games this season the leading scorer for the Miners has been Lee Moore who is averaging 14.0 points per game and 5.6 rebounds. Omega Harris is second on the team with 12.2 points per game and 2.6 assists.
UTEP is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games following a straight up loss. The Miners are 3-11 against the spread in their last 14 road games. Louisiana Tech is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 Sunday games. The Bulldogs are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games following a win.
The La Tech Bulldogs have been playing well this season while UTEP has been up and down all season. I expect the Bulldogs to win this game easily and cover the spread at home.