UTEP at Oregon St CBI March Madness College Basketball Preview

UTEP at Oregon St CBI March Madness College Basketball Preview

UTEP at Oregon St CBI March Madness College Basketball

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In the CBI NCAA Tournament final the UTEP Miners will face the Oregon St Beavers in a best of 3 series to crown a champion. Oregon St will open play at home with the final 2 games to be playe at Texas El Paso. The Beavers have won 3 close games to make it to the finals. They beat Houston 49-45 with a second half rally after scoring only 16 points in the first 20 minutes. Then followed a 1-point overtime victory at home against Vermont and a 3-point overtime victory at home against Stanford. UTEP is in the CBI Final off a 2-point road victory at Nevada, 9-point home victory against Northeastern and a 12-point road victory at a pretty good Atlantic 10 team Richmond. LVSC opened the line as Texas El Paso a 1-point favorite with the over under at 130. The line remains UTEP a 1-point road favorite and movement of a point and a half to the over as the total sits at 131 ½. Halftime bettors take note that UTEP is 18th in the nation in second half scoring averaging 41.7 points per game in the second half. The Miners also do a great job of getting to the free throw line as they average just under 28 attempts per game ranking them 1st in the nation. Oregon St is a very poor free throw shooting team as they hit on only 64.6% ranking them 292nd in the nation. The Beavers also don’t get to the free throw line as they attempt an average of 14.85 free throws per game ranking 335th in the nation. UTEP has won 4 of their past 5 road games. UTEP has a road win at New Mexico this season. Oregon St owns home victories over NCAA Tournament entrants USC and California.

Trend: UTEP is 5-0 to the under in their past 5 road games.

The Wagerline consensus has 53.8% of the bettors on UTEP –1

The Wagerline consensus has 57.7% of the bettors on over 131 ½.