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WKU vs UTEP Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/4/23

UTEP Miners (11-10) vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (12-11)
February 4, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -3 / UTEP Miners +3; Over/Under: +133
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The UTEP Miners and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the E. A. Diddle Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The UTEP Miners Betting Preview

The UTEP Miners are averaging 68.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 43 percent shooting. Tae Hardy is averaging 12.6 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Shamar Givance is averaging 10.1 points and 4 rebounds. Mario McKinney Jr. is grabbing 4 rebounds and Calvin Solomon is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The UTEP Miners are shooting 26.8 percent from beyond the arc and 61.5 percent from the free throw line. The UTEP Miners are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Preview

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 73.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Dayvion McKnight is averaging 17.2 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Emmanuel Akot is averaging 10.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Jairus Hamilton is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Frampton is dishing 1.7 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.

The Miners are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 Saturday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Hilltoppers last 5 overall.

Randy’s Free Pick

Neither team is playing well at the moment, but you’d think Western Kentucky can turn things around on the road sooner than UTEP can on the road. The UTEP Miners lose on the road by an average of 10 points, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 7.8 points. We’re only laying a bucket. I’ll roll with the Hilltoppers.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -3

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