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UTEP vs Louisiana Tech 12/17/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (6-4) vs. UTEP Miners (6-3)
December 17, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: UTEP Miners -1 / Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +1; Over/Under: +138.5
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and UTEP Miners meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Don Haskins Center. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look for their seventh win. The UTEP Miners look for their seventh win.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 76.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Cobe Williams is averaging 17.9 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Keaston Willis is averaging 12 points and 4.6 rebounds. Isaiah Crawford is the third double-digit scorer and Quandre Bullock is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game.

The UTEP Miners are averaging 73.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Tae Hardy is averaging 13.2 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Mario McKinney Jr. is averaging 11.9 points and 4.4 rebounds. Otis Frazier III is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and Shamar Givance is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The UTEP Miners are shooting 26.5 percent from beyond the arc and 62.9 percent from the free throw line. The UTEP Miners are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.

The Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Miners are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The over is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 overall. The over is 5-0 in Miners last 5 overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are probably playing the better ball right now and will have arguably the best player on the floor, but they have to prove they can win in these spots. LA Tech has been a letdown at times on the road, while the UTEP Miners win at home by an average of 16.3 points while allowing 38.7 percent shooting from the field. Pick ’em game, give me the home team.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: UTEP Miners -1

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