The Cal Golden Bears and UTEP Miners meet Monday in college basketball action at the Pavilion. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Cal Golden Bears Betting Preview
The Cal Golden Bears look to get above a .500 record. The Cal Golden Bears are coming off a Thursday loss to Montana State. The Cal Golden Bears are averaging 73.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Jaylon Tyson is averaging 20 points and 10.3 rebounds, while Jalen Cone is averaging 15.8 points and 1.5 assists. Fardaws Aimaq is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Celestine is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Cal Golden Bears are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cal Golden Bears are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
UTEP Miners Betting Preview
The UTEP Miners look for a fifth win to remain underfeed on the year. The UTEP Miners beat Austin Peay by 8 points on Friday. The UTEP Miners are averaging 100.8 points on 57.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 40 percent shooting. Tae Hardy is averaging 17.3 points and 3 rebounds, while Sid Powell is averaging 13.5 points and 4 rebounds. Elijah Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Otis Frazier III is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The UTEP Miners are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 61.3 percent from the free throw line. The UTEP Miners are allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game.
The UTEP Miners haven't played anybody, as two of their four wins have come against non division 1 teams. However, you can say similar things about the Cal Golden Bears, and they have two losses. UTEP is lighting the world on fire offensively and while those numbers are inflated a bit, they're still averaging over 100 points through 4 games. You don't see that every day. I'll lay the bucket with the Miners.