Texas El Paso Miners vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (12-11) at Texas El Paso Miners (12-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)
The Line: Texas El Paso Miners -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will travel to play the UTEP Miners in a C-USA game on Saturday.
The UTEP Miners are 12-11 (4-6) and are coming off of a win against Marshall by a score of 112-108. UTEP has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 9th in the C-USA standings. UTEP is averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 72.7 points per game. UTEP is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game. Lee Moore is averaging 13.9 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for UTEP. Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 12.4 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for the Miners. UTEP is shooting 66.6% on free throws, 34.6% on three-pointers, and 45% on all field goal attempts.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 12-11 (4-6) and are coming off of a win against UTSA. Western Kentucky has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 9th in the C-USA standings. Western Kentucky does have a 7-point win against UAB, who is the top team in the C-USA. Western Kentucky is averaging 76.4 points per game while giving up 76 points per game. Western Kentucky is also averaging 39.1 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Justin Johnson is averaging 16 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game for Western Kentucky. Aaron Cosby is averaging 11.7 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Hilltoppers. Western Kentucky is shooting 70.1% on free throws, 36.1% on three-pointers, and 46.4% on all field goal attempts.
Western Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. Western Kentucky is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a win. The under is 4-1 in Western Kentucky’s last 5 games. UTEP is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. UTEP is 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games following an ATS win. The over is 5-2 in UTEP’s last 7 home games.
Western Kentucky has played well in their last few games, while UTEP has struggled. Western Kentucky has the rebounding advantage and is the better shooting team. I like Western Kentucky on the road in this one.