UTSA Roadrunners vs UTEP Miners Prediction, 1/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs UTEP Miners
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Location: Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX
TV: Youtube TV
The UTSA Roadrunners (7-9) are en route to Don Haskins Center on Wednesday where they will take on the UTEP Miners (8-7).
The UTSA Roadrunners played Western Kentucky and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-64 in their last game. UTSA finished with a 33.3% field goal percentage (17 of 51) and knocked down 10 of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Roadrunners converted 20 of their 25 shots for a rate of 80.0%. In regard to pulling down boards, they collected 30 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 8 assists for the matchup as well as creating 8 turnovers and having 1 steal. In the matter of defending, UTSA let their opponent shoot 41.3% from the floor on 26 out of 63 shooting. Western Kentucky dished out 16 assists and had 9 steals for the contest. Additionally, Western Kentucky pulled down 37 boards (12 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Western Kentucky finished 83.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 18 shots. They converted 7 out of their 23 shots from distance. In regard to personal fouls, the Roadrunners ended up with 18 while Western Kentucky racked up 18 personal fouls.
John Buggs is a guy who came through for the game. He notched 15 points on 4 of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes and pulled down 2 boards. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist.
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UTSA heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 7-9 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 13.9 times per game and as a team they are committing 18.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, UTSA is grabbing 35.1 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 185 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 310th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Roadrunners are hitting 35.4% from downtown (131 of 370) and 73.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 68.9 pts per game (252nd in Division 1) while shooting 40.2% from the field.
On defense, the Roadrunners are able to force 11.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.6 fouls. They currently rank 267th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 226 surrendered for the season. The Roadrunners are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.1% (430 of 976) and they surrender 37.6 boards per game as a squad. They surrender 32.2% on shots from downtown and they rank 310th in college hoops in opponents points per game (74.1).
In their last game, the UTEP Miners took a defeat with a final score of 60-58 when they faced Louisiana Tech. Concerning rebounding, UTEP permitted Louisiana Tech to pull down 23 in total (5 offensive). They finished 35.3% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 17 and finished the contest at 10 out of 14 at the charity stripe (71.4%). The Miners allowed Louisiana Tech to bury 22 of their 51 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.1% in this matchup. Overall, the Miners went 21 for 49 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9%. Regarding shooting from downtown, UTEP made 5 of their 16 attempts (31.3%). They were able to bury 11 of those for a percentage of 55.0%. Louisiana Tech was called for 19 fouls for this contest which took the Miners to the charity stripe for 20 shots. They coughed it up 18 times, while recording 9 steals for the contest. The Miners were able to pull down 20 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this game.
Otis Frazier ended up being a factor for the Miners for the matchup. He accumulated 13 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to get an assist. He converted 5 out of 9 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and added 2 rebounds.
UTEP has a mark of 8-7 on the campaign. The Miners are committing 18.1 fouls per contest while shooting 59.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.2 times per contest (202nd in the country) and they are turning it over 16.7 times per game. UTEP has totaled 1,042 points on the campaign (69.5 per game) and they average 37.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Miners are hitting on 45.1% from the floor, which ranks 153rd in the nation.
The UTEP defense gives up 28.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (93 of 323) and their opponents are making 72.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 10.4 dimes and 35.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 37th and 238th in D-1. The Miners on defense are ranked 118th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 66.7. They have forced 17.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.5% from the floor (64th in college hoops).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take UTEP
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