UTEP Miners VS Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

College Basketball 09:00 PM EST

Saturday

01/30/2020

ESPN+

Spread: UTEP Miners -10.5

Over/Under: 135.5

UTEP Miners vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 1/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

UTEP Miners vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 1/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

UTEP Miners vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 1/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The UTEP Miners will face off against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso on January 30 as part of the day’s Conference USA action. UTEP have lost two of their last three games heading into this matchup while Middle Tennessee recently snapped their 11-game losing streak. The Miners are just 3-5 in the conference and 12-9 overall but they are better than the Blue Raiders that have a 1-7 conference record and just 5-16 overall.

UTEP are coming off a 67-57 loss to the North Texas Mean Green last Saturday. It was their second loss in three games and they are starting to show inconsistencies for the season. In the loss to North Texas, they only shot 26.3% from threes while putting the Mean Green to the free throw line 23 times. G Souley Boum led the Miners with 21 points and three rebounds off the bench. F Bryson Williams added 18 points and six rebounds, but it was not enough to get the victory.

For the season, the Miners are just scoring 68.4 points per game but it jumps to 72.2 points at home where they are 10-1. At the Don Haskins Center, UTEP are shooting 45.2% from the field, 30.8% from threes and 77.4% from the free throw line. As for their home defense, they are allowing opponents just 63.3 points per game, making this one difficult for the visiting Blue Raiders. UTEP are 9-8-1 ATS this season and 4-8 SU in their last 12 games. In their last 10 games against Middle Tennessee, UTEP have only won three times.

UTEP Miners vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Predictions 1/30/2020

Middle Tennessee are looking to build momentum following a tough 65-63 win against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. The two-point win ended the Blue Raiders’ 11-game losing streak. It was a total team effort with a little bit of heart for the Middle Tennessee. G C.J. Jones led the Blue Raiders with 17 points and five rebounds while G Donovan Simmons added 13 points, four rebounds and two assists. Nine of the ten players who played the game scored for the Blue Raiders.

Away from home this season, the Blue Raiders are just 1-7, scoring just 68.3 points per game while allowing a whopping 80.9 points. They are shooting 40.8% from the field, 34.5% from beyond the arc and 64.3% from the charity stripe on the road. If the Blue Raiders want to improve their position in the conference, they must do better away from home. Middle Tennessee have defeated UTEP three straight times in their most recent matchups but they are just 6-12 ATS this season and just 1-11 SU in their last 12 games.

UTEP Miners vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the UTEP Miners -10.5. Despite UTEP struggling against Middle Tennessee in their previous matchups, the Miners are very strong at home this season while the Blue Raiders have been bad on the road. Prediction is a 77-70 win for UTEP at home.

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UTEP Miners vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 1/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 9:00 PM- EST

Location: Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

Date: January 30, 2020

Stream: ESPN+

NCAAB Odds: UTEP Miners -10.5

Total Odds: 135.5

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