North Texas Mean Green vs UTEP Miners Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs UTEP Miners
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX
The North Texas Mean Green (23-4) are headed to Don Haskins Center on Saturday where they will take on the UTEP Miners (17-12).
The North Texas Mean Green stepped onto the hardwood against UTSA and earned the victory with a final of 59-48 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Mean Green walked away with 13 while UTSA totaled 21 personal fouls. They buried 1 out of their 11 attempts from long range. UTSA ended up going 56.3% from the free throw line by burying 9 of 16 shots. Furthermore, UTSA collected 28 rebounds (2 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. UTSA earned 7 dimes and had 3 steals for this game. When talking about defending, North Texas allowed the other team to shoot 39.6% from the floor on 19 of 48 shooting. They also doled out 13 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 9 turnovers and earning 2 steals. When it comes to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 30 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Mean Green knocked down 12 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 46.2%. North Texas walked away from the contest with a 44.4% FG percentage (20 of 45) and converted 7 of their 22 3-point attempts.
Tylor Perry is one guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He totaled 12 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He played for 32 mins and snagged 4 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also earned 5 assists.
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North Texas will take the court with a mark of 23-4 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 65.7 points per outing (308th in college hoops) while hitting 44.7% from the field. The Mean Green are hitting 36.9% on three-point attempts (212 of 574) and 66.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, North Texas is pulling in 33.8 boards per game and is sitting with 304 dimes on the campaign, which is 332nd in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 11.4 times per game and as a group they are committing 15.6 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Mean Green are forcing 12.5 turnovers every game while drawing 17.0 fouls. They surrender 27.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 1st in college basketball in points per game allowed (55.1). The Mean Green are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.4% (551 of 1,330) and they surrender 29.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 2nd in the country in giving up assists with 225 relinquished for the season.
In their last game, the UTEP Miners took home the win by a final score of 70-67 when they faced Rice. Regarding cleaning up the glass, UTEP allowed Rice to get 32 in total (9 on the offensive side). They shot 34.6% from behind the 3-point line via 9 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 19 at the free throw line (63.2%). The Miners permitted Rice to convert 23 of their 54 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Miners shot 29 for 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.7%. In the matter of 3-point shots, UTEP made 7 of 16 attempts (43.8%). They were able to convert 5 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 62.5%. Rice was called for 13 personal fouls for this contest which got the Miners to the free throw line for a total of 8 attempts. They also turned it over 9 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. The Miners were able to corral 22 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 25 in the matchup.
Jamal Bieniemy was important for the Miners in this matchup. He buried 5 out of 10 in this game for a rate of 50.0%, and tallied 6 rebounds. He totaled 12 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and added 10 dimes in the game.
UTEP has a win-loss record of 17-12 this season. As an offense, the Miners are shooting 42.8% from the field, which is 255th in the nation. UTEP has accounted for 2,000 points so far this year (69.0 per contest) and they average 31.7 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.2 times per contest (237th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 11.6 times per game. The Miners have committed 18.3 fouls per game and they connect on 75.9% from the free throw line.
The UTEP defense allows 34.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (181 of 520) and their opposition makes 64.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 12.3 dimes and 36.2 boards per game, which is 148th and 276th in college basketball. The Miners are ranked 100th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 66.6. They are forcing 15.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (245th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Texas
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