North Texas vs. UTEP - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTEP Miners (10-19) at North Texas Mean Green (15-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UTEP Miners and North Texas Mean Green meet Saturday in college basketball action at the UNT Coliseum.
The UTEP Miners look for a win here after splitting their last six games. The UTEP Miners are averaging 67.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Keith Frazier is averaging 11 points and 1.1 assists while Omega Harris is averaging 11.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. Matt Willms is dishing 0.9 assists and Isiah Osborne is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The UTEP Miners are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The UTEP Miners are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The UTEP Miners have lost five of their last six road games.
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The North Texas Mean Green look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 73.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Roosevelt Smart is averaging 18.8 points and four rebounds while Ryan Woolridge is averaging 13.1 points and 5.6 assists. Shane Temara is dishing 0.6 assists and A.J. Lawson is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The North Texas Mean Green are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The North Texas Mean Green have won four of their last six home games.
The Miners are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Mean Green Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Miners are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The North Texas Mean Green beat UTEP on the road back in late December and should have the edge here as well considering how bad the Miners are on the road. The UTEP Miners are allowing nearly 50 percent shooting and 81 points on the road this season, being outscored by nearly 14 points. This is also the last home game for North Texas, a squad that will be eager to send off Bryce Jackson and Shane Temara with a victory. I'll eat the chalk with the home team.