Western Illinois Leathernecks vs UTEP Miners 3-19-22

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs UTEP Miners 3/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs UTEP Miners 3/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Western Illinois Leathernecks and the UTEP Miners will meet at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas for the first round of the The Basketball Classic on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 3:00 PM ET. Western Illinois ranks sixth in the Summit standings with a record of 16-15.


The Leathernecks lost four of their last five games in the regular season, following a 68-80 loss against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles. G Trenton Massner poured 28 points with 4 rebounds and 3 assists while F Luka Barisic delivered 6 points and 7 rebounds. F Tamell Pearson delivered 14 points and 4 rebounds.


The Leathernecks have an average of 78.7 points per game, capping the competition to 77.1 points. Western Illinois collected a total of 38.1 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 6.3 steals, and 2.6 blocks per meeting. Trenton Massner is the leader of the scoreboard with 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.6 blocks for the team.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Western Illinois’ last 6 matches.
  • The Western Illinois Leathernecks are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The Leathernecks are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 matches on the road.

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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs UTEP Miners Predictions 3/19/2022


On the other side of the court, the UTEP Miners are in fourth place in the West Division of the C-USA conference with a record of 19-13. The Miners won three of their last five games in the regular season, following a 69-66 loss against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.


G Jamal Bieniemy scored 13 points with 3 assists and 2 rebounds while G Keonte Kennedy delivered 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 assists. G Souley Boum scored 12 points with 9 rebounds and 1 assist.


The Miners have an average of 68.8 points per game, holding opponents to 66.5 points. UTEP hauled a total of 31.8 rebounds, 11.9 assists, 7.5 steals, and 3.6 blocks per meeting.


Souley Boum is the top scorer with 19.6 points and 1.8 steals while F Tydus Verhoeven is the leading rebounder with 4.8. Jamal Bieniemy makes 4.0 assists while F Jamari Sibley makes 1.1 blocks per contest.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of UTEP’s last 6 matches.
  • The UTEP Miners are 11-5 SU in their last 16 matches.
  • The Miners are 6-2 SU in their last 8 matches at home.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs UTEP Miners. The NCAAB pick is the UTEP Miners. The Miners are better on the defensive side, which they will rely on in this matchup.


Western Illinois struggled greatly in its final matches in the regular season and the team is also allowing opponents to score 77.1 points per game. Look for the UTEP Miners to win with a predicted score of 77-68.


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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs UTEP Miners 3/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 3:00 PM ET


Location: Don Haskins Center


Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022




NCAAB Odds: UTEP Miners -7.5


NCAAB Totals: 145.5


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