Friday, December 30, 2016
Pan American Center
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The UTEP Miners travel to Pan American Center to play the New Mexico State Aggies on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Mexico State as 12 point favorites.
The Miners come into this game with an overall record of 2-9 and a road record of 0-1. They are 2-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3. The Aggies have an overall record of 12-2 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 1-1 and they are 1-1 against the spread.
Omega Harris comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Miners. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Dominic Artis averages 14.5 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for UTEP. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Ian Baker averages 14.7 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Aggies. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Braxton Huggins averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
UTEP averages 68.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 251st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 136th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 211th in the country. They average 31.2 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 319th and 92nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 197th with 13.9 per game. The Miners allow 75.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 226th in the nation. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 299th and 330th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 181st and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 275th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 139th in Division 1.
New Mexico State averages 75.8 points per game this year which ranks them 104th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 92nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 177th in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest which ranks them 114th and 168th respectively. In the turnover department the Aggies rank 253rd with 14.7 per game. The Aggies allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 94th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 139th and 110th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 91st and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 52nd place in the nation. The Aggies force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 111th in college basketball.
The Miners average 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Miners have an offensive rating of 98.6 and they assist on 63.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. UTEP turns the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 23.1%. The Miners give up 79.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Aggies score 81.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 81.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.4 points per game. The Aggies have a rating on offense of 110.7 and 53.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. New Mexico State turns it over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.4%. The Aggies give up 71.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 2-5 against the spread
The UTEP Miners are 4-3 against the over/under
New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies are 1-1 against the spread
The New Mexico State Aggies are 1-1 against the over/under
UTEP Miners Injuries
12/06/16 G Adrian Moore Personal has left team
12/06/16 F Terry Winn Personal has left team
New Mexico State Aggies Injuries
12/10/16 G Sidy N'Dir Foot "?"
12/09/16 C Bollo Gnahore Knee out for season
12/09/16 F Marlon Jones Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Mexico State -12
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