UTEP Miners vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: UTEP (+13)
The UTEP Miners (2-2) are headed to Desert Financial Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (4-2). UTEP opens this contest as 13-point dogs. The total is set at 149.5.
UTEP enters this contest with a record of 2-2 so far this season. They average 76.5 pts per game (127th in the nation) while shooting 45.2% from the field. The Miners are hitting 36.6% on shots from beyond the arc (30 of 82) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UTEP is pulling in 33.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 58 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 192nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 11.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 15.0 fouls every game. When they are on the defensive end, the Miners are forcing 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 15.5 personal fouls. The Miners defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.6% (104 of 233) and they concede 37.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 88th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 42 surrendered this year. They surrender 33.8% on shots from distance and they are 201st in the country in points per game allowed (72.0).
The UTEP Miners took the court against the Arizona Wildcats and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 69-61 in their last game. UTEP wrapped up the game with a 40.7% field goal percentage (22 out of 54) and buried 5 out of their 15 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Miners converted 12 of their 15 tries for a rate of 80.0%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 21 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 assists for this contest while earning 10 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to the defense, UTEP allowed 40.7% from the floor on 22 out of 54. Arizona distributed 8 dimes and 6 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Wildcats collected 44 rebounds (17 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Arizona finished the contest at 89.3% when shooting free throws by burying 25 of their 28 tries. They buried 0 out of their 9 tries from 3-point land.
Souley Boum is a player who played a lot in this game. He totaled 16 points on 4 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes and also totaled 2 rebounds. Boum walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in the game for the Miners was Bryson Williams. He snagged 7 rebounds and totaled 2 dimes. He finished shooting 30.8% from the field for the game by hitting 4-of-13 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, Williams played for 35 min.
Arizona State has a record of 4-2 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Sun Devils are hitting on 45.8% from the floor, which is ranked 156th in the nation. Arizona State has accumulated 477 points so far this year (79.5 per game) and they collect 32.0 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 12.2 times per game (245th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.8 times per game. The Sun Devils have committed 21.3 fouls per contest and they hit 69.7% from the free throw line. The Sun Devils on the defensive end are ranked 260th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 76.7. The Arizona State defense gives up 35.8% on shots from 3-point land (49 of 137) and their opponents are making 70.9% of their free throw shots. They give up 12.8 assists and 38.2 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 170th and 250th in the country. They are able to force 16.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the field (246th in D-1).
When they last played, the Arizona State Sun Devils walked away with a victory by a final of 71-70 against the Grand Canyon Antelopes. The Sun Devils snagged 22 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in the matchup. They also stuffed 2 shots while earning 12 steals for the matchup. The Antelopes committed 16 personal fouls in this contest which got the Sun Devils to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.9%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Arizona State made 7 out of their 19 attempts (36.8%). In all, the Sun Devils finished the game shooting 27 out of 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.4%. The Sun Devils permitted the Antelopes to convert 23 of their 48 tries from the floor which had them at 47.9% in this contest. They shot 33.3% from distance via 5 of 15 and finished the contest at 19 of 23 at the free throw line (82.6%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Arizona State allowed Grand Canyon to snag 31 in total (4 on the offensive glass).
Remy Martin pitched in for the Sun Devils for the contest. He made 12 out of 21 in the matchup giving him a rate of 57.1%, which gave him 31 points. Martin collected 2 boards in his 34 minutes played and had 4 dimes in this matchup. Another guy that ended up being a major factor for Arizona State was Josh Christopher. He was able to score 11 points in his 29 minutes played by way of 3 of 9 shooting for the contest. Christopher ended up shooting 33.3% from the field as well as contributing 3 dimes and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona State (-13) and under 149.5 points
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