FIU Golden Panthers vs. UTEP Miners - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTEP Miners (13-11) at FIU Golden Panthers (11-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (FIU Arena)
The Line: Florida International Golden Panthers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UTEP Miners will travel to play the Florida International Golden Panthers in a C-USA game on Thursday.
The Florida International Golden Panthers are 11-13 (5-6) and are coming off of a loss to Middle Tennessee by a score of 67-66. Florida International has lost their last 4 games and is currently tied for 6th in the C-USA standings. Florida International defeated UTEP by a score of 79-69 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Florida International is averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 68.5 points per game. Florida International is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Daviyon Draper is averaging 15.6 points per game and 7 rebounds per game for Florida International. Donte McGill is averaging 15.6 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Golden Panthers. Florida International is shooting 66.5% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 47.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The UTEP Miners are 13-11 (5-6) and are coming off of a win against Western Kentucky by a score of 93-89. UTEP has won their last 2 games and is currently tied for 6th in the C-USA standings. UTEP does have a conference win against Marshall, who is 3rd in the conference. UTEP is averaging 76.3 points per game while giving up 73.4 points per game. UTEP is also averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game. Lee Moore is averaging 14.3 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game for UTEP. Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 13.3 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Miners. UTEP is shooting 66.7% on free throws, 34.1% on three-pointers, and 44.9% on all field goal attempts.
UTEP is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. UTEP is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. The over is 4-0 in UTEP’s last 4 games following a win. Florida International is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. Florida International is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 5-2 in Florida International’s last 7 games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
This is a crucial game between two teams that are tied in the conference standings. Florida International won their first game and will be at home in this matchup. Florida International has struggled down the stretch, so I am picking UTEP here.