Southern Miss vs UTEP Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/9/2020
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs UTEP Miners
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Location: Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX
Odds/Point Spread: UTEP -10
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles travel to Don Haskins Center to play the UTEP Miners on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has UTEP as 10 point favorites.
Southern Miss comes into this game with an overall record of 4-11. They currently have a point differential of -7.7 as they are averaging 66.7 points per game while giving up 74.3 per contest. UTEP has an overall record of 9-6. They are averaging 68.1 points per game and surrendering 63.3, good for a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 4-7-1 against the spread
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 5-6-1 against the over/under
Important UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 7-4-0 against the spread
The UTEP Miners are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
12/30/19 G Jordan Lathon Transferred has left team
Gabe Watson comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Tyler Stevenson averages 11.9 points per game in 22.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Bryson Williams averages 18.4 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Souley Boum averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Miss averages 66.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 293rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -7.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 149th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 316th in the nation. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 247th and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 69th with 15.0 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 292nd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 284th and 298th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 124th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 246th place in Division 1. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UTEP is 263rd in the country with 68.1 points per game this year. They are 143rd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 275th in the nation. They are 231st in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 241st in assists per contest with 12.5. The Miners are 49th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Miners surrender 63.3 points per contest, which ranks them 58th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 89th and 60th in those defensive statistics. They rank 36th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest and 132nd with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Miners are 279th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 95.6, which is ranked 287th. They are 207th in college basketball in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 245th. As a unit they are 277th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 331st in D-1. Southern Miss is 55th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions.
UTEP is 33rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions. The Miners are 266th in the country in offensive rating with 97.3. In terms of pace they are 196th in Division 1 with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 173rd. As a team they are 140th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 198th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Southern Miss/UTEP college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UTEP -10
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