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UTEP vs. Old Dominion - 1/24/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Old Dominion at UTEP
Date & Time Thursday January 24, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Don Haskins Center
El Paso, Texas
The Line
The Line: UTEP +7.5 -- Over/Under: 127
TV Channel
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The Old Dominion Monarchs and UTEP Miners meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Don Haskins Center.

The Old Dominion Monarchs look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 68.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 60.9 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Ahmad Caver is averaging 17.9 points and 5.3 assists while B.J. Stith is averaging 17.9 points and 8.2 rebounds. Xavier Green is dishing 1.8 assists and Marquis Godwin is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Old Dominion Monarchs are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Old Dominion Monarchs are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Old Dominion Monarchs have won four of their last six road games.

The UTEP Miners could use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The UTEP Miners are averaging 65.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Evan Gilyard is averaging 17.2 points and 1.6 assists while Efe Odigie is averaging 13.7 points and 9.8 rebounds. Nigel Hawkins is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Lathon is dishing 3.2 assists. The UTEP Miners are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.6 percent from the free throw line. The UTEP Miners are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The UTEP Miners have split their last eight home games.

The Monarchs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Miners are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. Conference USA, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-2 in Miners last 9 overall. The over is 5-1 in Monarchs last 6 overall.

The Old Dominion Monarchs are riding a four-game winning streak, but they're only winning by an average of 3.8 points in their last five games and are 3-6 ATS on the road. The UTEP Miners are a decent defensive team that's been in a lot of close games and could easily have a better record with a bounce here or a bounce there. At home, UTEP is allowing just 61.8 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Due to neither one of these teams having much offensive firepower to blow the other team out, and a lot of games coming down to the last five minutes, I like the points with UTEP at home.

UTEP +7.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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