UTEP vs FIU College Basketball Parlay 1/2/2020
Game: UTEP Miners vs FIU Panthers
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: FIU -2.5
The UTEP Miners head to Ocean Bank Convocation Center to take on the FIU Panthers on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The opening line for this game has FIU as 2.5 point favorites.
UTEP comes into this game with an overall record of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 5.9 as they are averaging 69.1 points per game while giving up 63.2 per contest. FIU has an overall record of 9-4. They are averaging 82.4 points per game and surrendering 71.8, good for a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 6-3-0 against the spread this season
The UTEP Miners are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important FIU Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Panthers are 6-4-0 against the spread this season
The FIU Panthers are 3-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
12/30/19 G Jordan Lathon Transferred has left team
Key FIU Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Souley Boum averages 11.3 points per contest in 29.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%. Bryson Williams comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per night. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Osasumwen Osaghae averages 13.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes 0.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 73% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Devon Andrews scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Miners allow 63.2 points per contest which is 62nd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 105th and 51st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 128th, and they allow 9.8 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in D-1. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 291st in Division 1. UTEP averages 69.1 points per contest, which is 241st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 144th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 232nd in the nation. They average 34.0 boards per contest and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 273rd and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 81st with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers give up 71.8 points per game, which ranks them 243rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 72nd with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 343rd with 41.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 333rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per contest. FIU is 11th in the country with 82.4 points per contest this season. They are 55th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 90th in the country. They are 116th in the nation in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 31st in assists per game with 16.5. The Panthers are 24th in turnovers per contest with 16.5.
The Miners have an offensive rating of 98.6, which is ranked 247th. They are 193rd in college basketball in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 163rd. As a unit they are 125th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 185th in D-1. UTEP is 47th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions.
FIU is 64th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 120th in the country in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 5th in Division 1 with 78.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 33rd. As a team they are 49th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 64th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take UTEP +2.5 and over 141.5 total points
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