UTEP vs UTSA Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: UTEP Miners vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: UTSA -1
The UTEP Miners head to UTSA Convocation Center to take on the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has UTSA as 1 point favorites.
UTEP comes into this game with an overall record of 11-7. They currently have a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 68.8 points per game while giving up 64.1 per contest. UTSA has an overall record of 8-10. They are averaging 77.9 points per game and surrendering 75.5, good for a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 8-6-0 against the spread this season
The UTEP Miners are 7-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 6-9-0 against the spread this season
The UTSA Roadrunners are 10-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
12/30/19 G Jordan Lathon Transferred has left team
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bryson Williams comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Souley Boum averages 11.1 points per contest in 29.7 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Jhivvan Jackson scores 26.0 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Keaton Wallace averages 17.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
UTEP averages 68.8 points per contest, which is 251st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 180th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 307th in the nation. They average 35.2 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 203rd and 236th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 55th with 15.2 per game. The Miners allow 64.1 points per contest, which is 66th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 83rd and 54th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 129th, and they allow 10.1 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 248th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UTSA is 42nd in the nation with 77.9 points per contest this season. They are 238th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 79th in the NCAA. They are 45th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.7 boards per contest and 123rd in assists per game with 14.1. The Roadrunners are 170th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Roadrunners give up 75.5 points per game, which ranks them 308th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 263rd and 159th in those defensive statistics. They rank 152nd with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 292nd with 37.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Roadrunners are 270th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Miners have an offensive rating of 98, which is ranked 250th. They are 199th in college basketball in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 196th. As a unit they are 122nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 138th in D-1. UTEP is 35th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
UTSA is 257th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Roadrunners are 149th in the country in offensive rating with 102.8. In terms of pace they are 23rd in Division 1 with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 167th. As a team they are 168th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 53rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UTEP/UTSA college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UTEP +1
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