UTEP vs Louisiana Tech College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/22/21

UTEP vs Louisiana Tech College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/22/21 Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (11-4) at UTEP Miners (6-6)

College Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)

The Line: UTEP Miners +3 -- Over/Under: 136 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and UTEP Miners meet Friday in college basketball action at the Don Haskins Center.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look for another win to build on their 11-4 record. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 73.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Kalob Ledoux is averaging 12.4 points and 4.2 rebounds while Isaiah Crawford is averaging 10.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. Amorie Achibald is the third double-digit scorer and JaColby Pemberton is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game.

The UTEP Miners need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The UTEP Miners are averaging 72.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Souley Boum is averaging 19.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while Bryson Williams is averaging 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds. Christian Agnew is the third double-digit scorer and Keonte Kennedy is grabbing five rebounds. The UTEP Miners are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The UTEP Miners are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.

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The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Miners are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 overall. The over is 5-2 in Miners last 7 overall. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The UTEP Miners are worth a look with the free bucket considering they've had far more success against the number, but we're not being asked to lay anything crazy here. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are simply the better team here with one of the better defenses in the country that's top-50 in field goal percentage allowed. I'll lay the bucket with Louisiana Tech.

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Randy’s Pick Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -3

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