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UTEP vs. Florida Atlantic - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida Atlantic at UTEP
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Don Haskins Center
El Paso, TX
The Line
UTEP -2 / over-under: 134
TV Channel
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Thursday CUSA college basketball action pits the Florida Atlantic Owls against the UTEP Miners.

The Florida Atlantic Owls look to get back in the win column after a 74-72 loss to Southern Miss as a one point home dog on Saturday.

Florida Atlantic was down eleven points after 20 minutes before a second half rally fell short with the Golden Eagles holding a 57.7%-45.8% shooting edge.

The Owls saw Anthony Adger toss in 19 points with three yanks and five helpers with Xavian Stapleton right on his heels with 18 points.

Michael Forrest gave FAU eleven points and four assists followed by Kevaughn Ellis Simeon Lepichev with eight points each and a combined eight boards.

The Texas El Paso Miners have had a rough time of it of late with losses in five of six after 76-59 loss at Western Kentucky as an eleven point underdog.

UTEP stayed close until the second half where the Hilltoppers went on a 42-28 run with only 36.1% from the floor to lean on.

Nigel Hawkins was the Owls top option  with 17  points  and five pulls with Evan Gilyard adding 16 points and four boards.

Efe Odigie gave Florida Atlantic eight points and four pulls followed by Kobe Magee who contributed another eight points.

Florida Atlantic Owls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and Florida Atlantic Owls are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss. UTEP Miners are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. Conference USA and UTEP Miners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and UTEP Miners are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

UTEP has the home court advantage which explains the small chalk but the Owls are their equal…

Florida Atlantic +2

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