UTEP Miners vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 1/16/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
Location: Dale F. Halton Arena in Charlotte, NC
TV: Youtube TV
Odds/Point Spread: UTEP (+7)
The Charlotte 49ers (12-5) will try to beat the UTEP Miners (9-8) at Dale F. Halton Arena on Monday. Charlotte opens this game as 7-point favorites. The total has been set at 121.5.
The UTEP Miners took the court against UTSA and notched a win by a score of 69-57 in their last contest. UTEP walked away from the game with a 44.6% field goal percentage (25 of 56) and converted 8 out of their 25 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Miners made 11 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 73.3%. In terms of rebounding, they earned 31 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 14 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 21 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In the matter of defending, UTEP allowed their opponent to shoot 46.8% from the field on 22 of 47 shooting. UTSA recorded 7 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. Moreover, UTSA collected 23 rebounds (4 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. UTSA finished 77.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of their 9 shots. They also converted 6 out of their 15 attempts from three-point range. When discussing fouls, the Miners left the arena with 14 while UTSA finished the game with 20 fouls.
Tae Hardy is one player who was a major factor in the game. He finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and totaled 3 dimes. He saw the court for 28 minutes and also pulled down 1 board. He ended up finishing with 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting.
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UTEP steps onto the court with a record of 9-8 so far this year. They are turning it over 16.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.9 fouls per game. As a team, UTEP is snagging 36.7 boards per game and has accounted for 228 assists so far this year, which ranks 232nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Miners are shooting 27.1% on shots from downtown (82 of 303) and 60.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.2 points per game (218th in the country) on 45.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Miners are forcing 18.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.7 fouls. They are relinquishing 30.2% on 3-point shots and they are 120th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (67.1). The Miners defense is allowing a FG percentage of 41.7% (396 of 950) and they concede 34.4 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 27th in college hoops in giving up assists with 175 surrendered this year.
When they last played, the Charlotte 49ers took a loss by a final score of 71-67 when they played Florida Atlantic. When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Charlotte allowed Florida Atlantic to pull down 27 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They shot 44.8% from 3-point land by hitting 13 out of 29 and ended up going 6 of 10 from the free throw line (60.0%). The 49ers allowed Florida Atlantic to knock down 26 of their 56 attempts from the field which had them shooting 46.4% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the 49ers finished shooting 26 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.4%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Charlotte buried 11 of 22 tries (50.0%). They were able to knock down 4 of those for a rate of 80.0%. Florida Atlantic had 12 fouls for the contest which got the 49ers to the charity stripe for a total of 5 shots. They coughed it up 7 times, while getting 1 steal in the matchup. The 49ers collected 25 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 30 in the matchup.
Brice Williams ended up having an impact for the 49ers in this contest. He totaled 16 points in his 27 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes in this matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 10 for the contest for a rate of 60.0%, and had 8 rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 12-5 for the campaign. As an offense, the 49ers are connecting on 47.7% from the floor, which ranks them 41st in the nation. Charlotte has accounted for 1,174 pts this year (69.1 per game) and they pull in 31.1 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 14.1 times per contest (125th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 10.6 times per game. The 49ers are committing 13.8 personal fouls every game and they shoot 74.4% from the free throw line.
The 49ers on defense are ranked 22nd in college hoops in PPG allowed with 60.9. They have forced 11.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the field (86th in college basketball). The Charlotte defense gives up 36.4% from downtown (132 of 363) and opponents are knocking down 72.7% of their foul shots. They have conceded 9.8 dimes and 29.2 total boards per game, which is 19th and 5th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte (-7)
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