Thursday, January 5, 2017
Thomas Assembly Center
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The UTEP Miners travel to Thomas Assembly Center to play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Thursday, January 5, 2017.
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The Miners come into this game with an overall record of 2-11 and a road record of 0-3. They are 2-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 9-5 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 2-3 and they are 3-2 against the spread.
Omega Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Miners. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Dominic Artis averages 15.2 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for UTEP. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Erik McCree averages 17.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jacobi Boykins averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
UTEP averages 67.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 274th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -7.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 121st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 181st in the country. They average 31 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game which ranks them 329th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 233rd with 14.3 per game. The Miners allow 75.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 225th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 297th and 313th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 145th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 266th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in Division 1.
Louisiana Tech averages 77.5 points per game this year which ranks them 75th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 32nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 115th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per contest which ranks them 119th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 199th with 13.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 80th and 43rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 201st place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 150th in college basketball.
The Miners average 70.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 60.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8.7 per contest. The Miners have an offensive rating of 97.8 and they assist on 62% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.6 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 33% of their shots. UTEP turns the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 23.4%. The Miners give up 77.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 81.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 19 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 21 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 108.2 and 60.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Louisiana Tech turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.2%. The Bulldogs give up 60.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 2-6 against the spread
The UTEP Miners are 4-4 against the over/under
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 3-2 against the spread
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 2-3 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
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
12/10/16 G Qiydar Davis Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech
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