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11-19 (0-3 N) UTEP Miners vs. UT San Antonio Roadrunners 18-13 (1-2 N)
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Ford Center in the Star, Frisco, Texas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: UTSA -5
CBB Betting Total: 143.5
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Conference USA will be an interesting case this March. They look like a one bid league but Middle Tennessee might have done enough to prove otherwise.
Neither of these teams is expected to challenge for the auto-bid, especially not UTEP which saw their coach resign mid-season.
The Miners enter the conference tourney with some momentum. They have won three of four and four of their last six in an otherwise forgettable season.
None of that changes the fact that this group really struggles to score, averaging less than 70ppg. Leading scorer Omega Harris averages just 11ppg.
Matt Wilms is a true center finishing his fifth season with the Miners. He played better down the stretch but never really lived up to expectations at El Paso.
Unfortunately UTEP lacks that singular player that might lead them to some upsets at this time of year. They are most likely one and done.
UT San Antonio Roadrunners
The Roadrunners were a bit of a surprise this season, finishing in the upper half of Conference USA. Backing that up in the tournament is going to be difficult.
That is primarily because top scorer Jhivvan Jackson is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. The speedy guard was averaging 18ppg as a freshman.
Deon Lyle is another first year player. He is averaging only 11ppg this season but exploded for 33 in the regular season finale. That shows potential but his next highest scoring performance on the season was 21 points so it might just be an outlier.
This is a small quick team with lots of interchangeable parts. If the Miners are able to get things going inside that might give them some problems.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-3 in UTEP last 10 overall.
- Under is 7-3 in UTEP last 10 vs. Conference USA.
- UTEP are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- UTSA are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Free UTEP Miners vs. UT San Antonio Roadrunners NCAAB Prediction:
It definitely helps the Roadrunners that they have had a couple of games to get used to playing without Jackson.
UTSA was 2-0 against the Miners this season but both games were tight. The road team covered each time.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UTEP +5
I am curious where this number comes out. UTSA should win but they only won by four point in each regular season tilt and that was with their top player. Given that this is a low profile game there might be a chance to steal some value with UTEP if the oddsmakers assume it is business as usual.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: UT San Antonio 68 – UTEP 65
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