The FAU Owls and the UTEP Miners meet in college basketball action from the Don Haskins Center on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
FAU is listed as a 6.5-point road favorite with an attached ML price of -250. The total for this game is set at 132.5 points.
Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come in at full strength for this matchup.
UTEP won the last meeting between these two teams by a final score of 70-68 back on January 27th, 2022, making it three straight wins for the home team in this head-to-head matchup.
FAU is 13-2-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. UTEP is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 23-9 ATS in their last 32 games overall while the over is 13-3 in their lats 16 games following a win.
I get why FAU is favored here and it’s one heck of a run for FAU at that as well. However, UTEP doesn’t shoot the three well, but they barely shoot the three as it is, and I think the Miners could find some success inside the arc. On the other side, FAU shoots a lot of threes and makes them, but UTEP is allowing teams to shoot just 30% from three and I think that three-point defense could keep the Miners in this game. Not a game I’m rushing to bet in general, but I’d take a shot at UTEP and the points as the Miners are 7-1 ATS as an underdog this season.