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New Mexico State Aggies vs. UTEP Miners - 12/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UTEP Miners at New Mexico State Aggies
Date & Time Tuesday December 3, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Pan American Center
Las Cruces, NM
The Line
New Mexico State Aggies -4.5 . Total 123.0
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Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports

The UTEP Miners are on the road fro a matchup with the New Mexico State Aggies.  The Miners are (5-0), coming off a 91-71 win over East Central.  The Aggies are (4-4), after falling 68-64 to George Mason.

Int the miners win over East Central, UTEP was led in scoring by Bryson Williams.  Williams was nearly perfect from the floor, connecting on 15 of his 17 attempts from the floor, while making 3 of his 4 foul shots.  Williams recorded a double-double in the win, totaling 33 points and 11 rebounds.  The Miners shot 52% from the floor and 25% from 3-point range.  The Miners forced 22 turnovers in the win.

In the Aggies loss to George Mason, New Mexico State was guided offensively by Jabari Rice.  Rice connected on 6 of 11 from the floor, while making all 4 of his foul shots, totaling 19 points.  The Aggies shot 39% from the floor and 27% from 3-point range.  The Aggies were out scored from the foul line, 13 to 6, which was ultimately the difference in the game.  The Aggies led by 15 points in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Miners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.

Miners are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games. 

The under is 4-0 in Miners last 4 overall.

Aggies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Aggies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

The over is 7-3 in Aggies last 10 overall.

The under has cashed in 5 of the last 6 matchups between the two schools.  UTEP has 5 wins, but 3 of them are against non division-I schools.  UTEP has 2 D1 wins, those were against, New Mexico and the Aggies.  The two teams have met once already and UTEP won 65-50.  New Mexico State has also lost to New Mexico this year.  It is hard to say just how good the Miners are, since only playing against 2 D1 schools.  The Aggies have 2 losses by 4 points or less, while also beating Colorado State and South Florida.  While I think UTEP loses, this will be a close one.  Final score prediction, New Mexico State will win, but UTEP covers, 68-65. 

Pick:
UTEP +4.5
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