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North Texas vs. UTEP Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

UTEP Miners (11-8) vs. North Texas Mean Green (17-5)
January 28, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Texas Mean Green -8.5 / UTEP Miners +8.5; Over/Under: +114.5
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The UTEP Miners and the North Texas Mean Green meet in college basketball action from the UNT Coliseum on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


North Texas is listed as an 8.5-point favorite with a ML price of -400. The total for this game is set at 114.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

UTEP’s 70-68 win back on March 5th, 2022, snapped a five-game head-to-head win streak for North Texas in this matchup.


UTEP is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 43-21 in their last 64 games following a loss. North Texas is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record.


I’m leaning towards UTEP and the points here. North Texas has found themselves in some close games as of late, and I think Saturday will be no different as we saw the Mean Green beat UTSA with defense and a lot of times, North Texas will lean on their defense. When you have a defense as good as North Texas’, it’s not hard to see why, but it can still make it hard to cover these mid-sized numbers. UTEP already upended another solid C-USA defense in Charlotte earlier this season on the road and I think UTEP could be in line to do it again. The Miners have been on a nice cover run and I think they add one more here. Give me UTEP and the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: UTEP +8.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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