UTEP Miners vs UTSA Roadrunners Prediction, 1/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Sunday, January 23, 2022
Location: UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio, TX
The UTSA Roadrunners (7-12) will take on the UTEP Miners (10-8) at UTSA Convocation Center on Sunday.
The UTEP Miners faced off with UTSA and walked away with a win by a score of 69-64 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Miners ended up finishing with 13 while UTSA accumulated 12 fouls. They also converted 4 of 13 tries from beyond the perimeter. UTSA finished the game shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 16 tries. Additionally, UTSA grabbed 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. UTSA earned 10 dimes and had 2 steals in this contest. Pertaining to defense, UTEP let their opponent shoot 44.1% from the field on 26 of 59 shooting. They also dished out 17 assists in this game in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With respect to getting rebounds, they compiled 31 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Miners buried 13 of 15 tries for a percentage of 86.7%. UTEP walked away from the game having earned a 39.7% field goal percentage (23 of 58) and knocked down 10 of their 28 shots from downtown.
Jorell Saterfield is a guy who came through in the matchup. He finished shooting 66.7% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes. He played for 36 mins and also grabbed 2 rebounds. He ended up with 18 points on 6 of 9 shooting.
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UTEP heads into this game with a mark of 10-8 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 11.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, UTEP is grabbing 33.2 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 217 assists this year, which is 211th in the nation in terms of passing. The Miners are connecting on 34.0% on 3-point shots (143 of 420) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 68.9 pts per game (254th in D-1) while hitting 40.9% from the field.
On defense, the Miners are forcing 15.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.1 fouls. They are 139th in college basketball in allowing assists with 199 surrendered for the season. The Miners defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.7% (413 of 946) and they surrender 36.6 boards per game as a team. They concede 32.6% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 84th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (65.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the UTSA Roadrunners walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 69-64 when they faced UTEP. The Roadrunners were able to corral 25 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 33 in this contest. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 2 steals for this game. UTEP was called for 13 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Roadrunners to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. With respect to three-point shots, UTSA converted 4 of 13 tries (30.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Roadrunners walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 59 from the field which had them sitting at 44.1%. The Roadrunners allowed UTEP to convert 23 out of their 58 tries from the field which had them sitting at 39.7% in this contest. They finished 35.7% from 3-point land by shooting 10 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 15 from the free throw line (86.7%). Concerning how they rebounded, UTSA permitted UTEP to get 31 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Darius McNeill was important for the Roadrunners in the matchup. He knocked down 7 of 12 for the contest for a rate of 58.3%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. He accumulated 19 points in his 40 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in this game.
UTSA has a record of 7-12 this year. When it comes to offense, the Roadrunners are connecting on 38.4% from the floor, which ranks them 351st in the nation. UTSA has scored 1,280 pts for the season (67.4 per contest) and they pull in 40.5 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 10.8 times per game (323rd in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 12.6 times per contest. The Roadrunners commit 14.8 fouls per game and they hit 68.4% from the charity stripe.
The UTSA defense concedes 35.4% on 3-point attempts (157 of 444) and their opposition makes 61.9% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 15.1 assists and 38.1 boards per game, which is ranked 322nd and 318th in D-1. The Roadrunners on defense are ranked 260th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 71.6. They are able to force 12.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (281st in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UTSA
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