UTEP Miners vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Moody Center in Austin, TX
The Texas Longhorns (22-12 last year) will try to beat the UTEP Miners (20-14 last season) at Moody Center on Monday.
The UTEP Miners faced off with Southern Utah and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 82-69 in their last game of last season. When it comes to fouls, the Miners ended up with 9 while Southern Utah totaled 11 fouls. They also made 10 of 23 attempts from beyond the arc. Southern Utah walked away from this one shooting 88.9% from the free throw line by converting 8 of 9 tries. Moreover, Southern Utah collected 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Southern Utah doled out 17 dimes and had 2 steals in this contest. In the matter of defense, UTEP let their opponent shoot 58.2% from the floor on 32 out of 55 shooting. They also recorded 10 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and having 7 steals. When it comes to hauling in boards, they collected 22 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Miners buried 12 of 13 tries for a rate of 92.3%. UTEP finished having earned a 37.5% field goal percentage (24 out of 64) and knocked down 9 of their 28 3-point attempts.
Souley Boum is a player who was important for the matchup. He walked away from this one shooting 42.1% from the field and recorded 3 assists. He was on the court for 36 minutes and snagged 1 rebound. He ended up with 25 points on 8 out of 19 shooting.
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UTEP comes into this contest after finishing with a mark of 20-14 last year. They turned it over 11.6 times per contest and as a group committed 18.1 fouls per game. As a team, UTEP grabbed 32.1 boards per game and accumulated 412 assists last year, which was 180th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Miners hit on 35.0% on shots from 3-point land (259 of 741) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 69.2 points per game (229th in college basketball) while connecting on 43.1% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Miners forced 14.6 turnovers every game while drawing 15.5 fouls. They relinquished 33.4% on 3-pointers while they were 102nd in the nation in opponents PPG (66.6). The Miners defensively gave up a field goal percentage of 44.1% (808 of 1,832) and they surrendered 36.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They were 181st in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 405 conceded last year.
In their last game last season, the Texas Longhorns took a loss by a final score of 81-71 when they played Purdue. The Longhorns snagged 16 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 in this contest. They gave up possession 7 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. Purdue committed 16 fouls for this contest which got the Longhorns to the free throw line for 12 shots. They were able to knock down 7 of them for a rate of 58.3%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Texas converted 10 of their 28 tries (35.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Longhorns ended up shooting 27 out of 68 from the field which had them shooting 39.7%. The Longhorns permitted Purdue to convert 21 out of their 43 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 48.8% for this game. They wrapped up this game 35.3% from distance by shooting 6 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 33 out of 46 from the free throw line (71.7%). When talking about how they rebounded, Texas permitted Purdue to pull down 39 in all (8 offensive).
Marcus Carr was important for the Longhorns for the contest. He made 8 of 18 for the game for a field goal rate of 44.4%, but didn't pull down a board. He accumulated 23 points in his 37 minutes on the court and had 7 dimes in this contest.
Texas had a mark of 22-12 last year. The Longhorns were responsible for committing 17.9 fouls per contest while shooting 74.6% from the charity stripe. They earned an assist 13.2 times per game (162nd in the country) and they coughed up possession 11.6 times per contest. Texas totaled 2,339 pts over the course of last year (68.8 per contest) and they pulled down 33.3 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Longhorns hit 44.1% from the field, which had them ranked 172nd in college basketball.
The Texas defense gave up 31.9% on shots from 3-point land (183 of 573) and their opponents converted on 68.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allowed 9.2 dimes and 32.2 boards every game, ranking them 5th and 59th in college hoops. The Longhorns on the defensive side of the court were 10th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 60.6. They were able to force 14.9 TO's every game and allowed teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (98th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take UTEP
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