Thursday, January 28, 2016
Reed Green Coliseum
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The UTEP Miners travel to Reed Green Coliseum to play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has UTEP as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Miners come into this game with an overall record of 11-9 and a road record of 0-5. They are 7-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7. The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 5-12 and a home record of 3-6. They have an over/under record of 4-10 and they are 8-6 against the spread.
Lee Moore comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Miners. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Omega Harris averages 13 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for UTEP. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Kourtlin Jackson averages 11.3 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Eagles. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Khari Price averages 10.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
UTEP averages 73.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 151st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 140th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 178th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game which ranks them 155th and 57th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 100th with 12 per game. The Miners allow 71.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 175th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 58th and 102nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 336th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 234th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 59th in the Division 1.
Southern Miss averages 57.9 points per game this year which ranks them 345th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them sitting in the 330th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 268th in the nation. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 10.5 assists per contest which ranks them 310th and 325th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Eagles rank 213th with 13.3 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 77th and 111th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 190th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 168th place in the nation. The Golden Eagles force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 320th in college basketball.
The Miners average 73.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Miners have an offensive rating of 101.8 and they assist on 58.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. UTEP turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 24.2%.
The Golden Eagles score 63.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 58.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.3 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a rating on offense of 92.3 and 54.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Southern Miss turns it over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.3%.
UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 7-8 against the spread
The UTEP Miners are 9-7 against the over/under
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 8-6 against the spread
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 4-10 against the over/under
UTEP Miners Injuries
12/13/15 C Matt Willms Foot out for season
12/04/15 G Josh McSwiggan Eligibility out for season
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
11/28/15 G Jamie Chapman Redshirt out for season
11/28/15 G Kevin Holland Redshirt out for season
11/28/15 F Norville Carey Redshirt out for season
01/01/16 F Eddie Davis Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take UTEP
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