UTSA vs. UTEP - 3/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTEP Miners (11-19) at UTSA Roadrunners (18-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Ford Center at The Star)
The Line: UTSA Roadrunners -2.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The UTEP Miners and UT San Antonio Roadrunners meet Wednesday in the college basketball at C-USA Tournament The Ford Center at The Star.
The UTEP Miners enter this tournament splitting their last eight games. The UTEP Miners are averaging 66.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Keith Frazier is averaging 11 points and 1.1 assists while Omega Harris is averaging 11.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Matt Willms is dishing 0.8 assists and Isiah Osborne is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The UTEP Miners are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The UTEP Miners are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The UTEP Miners have lost four straight neutral site games.
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The UT San Antonio Roadrunners enter this tournament winning eight of their last 10 games. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are averaging 76.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 43 percent shooting. Jhivvan Jackson is averaging 18.4 points and 3.2 rebounds while Keaton Wallace is averaging 11.3 points and 2.7 assists. Deon Lyle is grabbing three rebounds and Giovanni De Nicolao is dishing 3.4 assists. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners have lost two of their last three neutral site games.
The Miners are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS win, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Conference USA and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Roadrunners are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Conference USA and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Miners are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 9-0 in the last 9 meetings.
The UT San Antonio Roadrunners won both meetings against UTEP this season and really shutdown the Miners offense in both matchups. UTSA has been one of the best teams in the C-USA over the last two months, and its also a team that's covered eight of its last 10 games. The UTEP Miners are being outscored by 12.2 points while allowing nearly 80 points on 48.6 percent shooting in non-home games this season. I'll gladly lay the small number with the UT San Antonio Roadrunners.