The UTEP Miners and FIU Golden Panthers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The UTEP Miners Betting Preview
The UTEP Miners are averaging 68.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 44 percent shooting. Tae Hardy is averaging 13.1 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Shamar Givance is averaging 10.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Mario McKinney Jr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Calvin Solomon is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The UTEP Miners are shooting 27 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The UTEP Miners are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
The FIU Golden Panthers Betting Preview
The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 71.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Denver Jones is averaging 19.9 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Arturo Dean is averaging 11.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. Dashon Gittens is dishing 1.4 assists and Mohamed Sanogo is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The FIU Golden Panthers are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The FIU Golden Panthers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.3 rebounds per game.
UTEP vs FIU Trends
The Miners are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 Thursday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Panthers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Miners last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 overall. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
Neither team is playing well at the moment, but FIU should have the edge at home, where it wins by an average of 4.8 points and shoots over 49 percent. UTEP loses on the road by an average of 7.6 points and 8 points as an underdog. Toss up game, give me the home team in the FIU Panthers.