Upcoming Free Picks

New Mexico vs. UTEP Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 11-19-2019

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#673 New Mexico
Lobos 2.5
#674 UTEP
Miners -2.5

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:00pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

New Mexico

4 - 0

12-19
ATS
16-15
O/U
76
PPG
76
OPPG

UTEP

3 - 0

10-17
ATS
9-18
O/U
63
PPG
68
OPPG

Featured Video from Scott Reichel

New Mexico Lobos vs. UTEP Miners

Where: Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX

When: Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 PM. ET.

The UTEP Miners will be trying to stay undefeated when they take on the New Mexico Lobos on Tuesday night.

Lobos Going For Fifth Consecutive Win

The Lobos are off to a good start this season, winning their first four games. They will be facing their toughest test of the season against the Miners, but they are hoping their offense will be able to help them pick up the win, which will give them their fifth in a row.

New Mexico’s offense is the ninth-best in the country. The team is averaging 93 points per game, shooting 53.6 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from three-point range.

In their last game, they scored 90 points against McNeese State, led by Corey Manigault, who finished the game with 24 points, six rebounds, and three steals. JaQuan Lyle added 18 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals, while Zane Martin finished with 12 points, four assists, and three steals.

The Lobos are giving up 74.8 points per game, but they struggled in their last two games, giving up 79 points per game. With the Miners playing well offensively, they will need a better performance than they gave in their last two games to get the win

Miners Going For Fourth Consecutive Win

The Miners have gotten off to a good start thanks to one of the best defenses in the country. They will be trying to keep their record clean with a win over the Lobos on Tuesday, which will give them their fourth win in a row.

UTEP is holding opponents to 59 points per game, which is 43rd in the country. They gave up 70 points in their season-opener and haven’t given up more than 57 points since. With the Lobos averaging 93 points per game, they will need to play as well as they did in their last two games to pick up the win.

The Miners have also played well offensively, but not as well as the Lobos have played. They are averaging 76.3 points per game on 50.6 percent shooting from the field and 32.7 percent from three-point range.

In their last game, the Miners scored 71 points against Eastern New Mexico. Deon Stroud led the way for the Miners with 14 points and four rebounds. Bryson Williams finished with 12 points and three rebounds, while Souley Boum added 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists. They will need to play better than they did in that game to beat the Lobos on Tuesday night.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

This game has the potential to be one of the best matchups of the week with a good offensive team taking on an equally good defensive team. However, when it comes to the results, the Miners have the edge here because they are the more balanced team, they are nearly perfect against the spread in their last 11 games against Mountain West teams, and are playing in front of a big crowd at home. The Lobos have an intimidating offense that is averaging 93 points per game, but they will struggle against the Miners, who are holding opponents to 59 points per game. On the other side, the Miners are averaging 76.3 points per game, and while that isn’t as impressive as what New Mexico is doing on their end, their offense will keep them in the game because the Lobos are giving up 74.8 points per game, and help them cover the spread.

 

Prediction: UTEP

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

The Lobos play at one of the fastest paces in NCAA hoops this season and I think this game is going to be a wild back and forth type of contest. I don't see much defense being played either. These two teams have a LONG history and sometimes teams abandon what they like to do and go with the flow. Both teams shoot the ball well from the field and the free-throw line as well as from deep and I will be going with the OVER in this game.

Prediction: Over 145

Benjamin Hayes

Ben has been a sports writer for over 30 years, dabbling in college and pro basketball, college and pro football, baseball, college lacrosse, minor league baseball and even college gymnastics. He's also been involved in the gaming industry for over 25 years and has been looking to beat the books since he was 13!

Upcoming Free Picks

Sunday, Dec 8
NFL
#149 Los Angeles Chargers 44.5
#150 Jacksonville Jaguars 3
4:05pm
View Pick
#151 Kansas City Chiefs 50.5
#152 New England Patriots -3
4:25pm
View Pick
#153 Pittsburgh Steelers 43
#154 Arizona Cardinals 2
4:25pm
View Pick
#155 Tennessee Titans 46.5
#156 Oakland Raiders 3
4:25pm
View Pick
#157 Seattle Seahawks 46.5
#158 Los Angeles Rams
8:20pm
View Pick
Sunday, Dec 8
NBA
#541 Atlanta Hawks 224.5
#542 Charlotte Hornets -2.5
5:05pm
View Pick
#543 Toronto Raptors 210.5
#544 Philadelphia 76ers -3
6:05pm
View Pick
#545 Chicago Bulls 212
#546 Miami Heat -7.5
6:05pm
View Pick
#547 Los Angeles Clippers 237.5
#548 Washington Wizards 7
6:05pm
View Pick
#549 Sacramento Kings 216
#550 Dallas Mavericks -7.5
7:05pm
View Pick
#551 Oklahoma City Thunder 223
#552 Portland Trail Blazers -3
9:05pm
View Pick
#553 Minnesota Timberwolves 226
#554 Los Angeles Lakers -11
9:35pm
View Pick
Sunday, Dec 8
NCAAB
#739 N. Carolina (UNC)
#740 Virginia
4:00pm
View Pick
#811 Dayton 137
#812 Saint Mary's 3
4:00pm
View Pick
#815 N. Carolina (UNC)
#816 Virginia
4:00pm
View Pick
#791 Northwestern 124
#792 Purdue -13
5:00pm
View Pick
#793 Denver
#794 UCLA
5:00pm
View Pick
#797 Buffalo 152.5
#798 DePaul -9
5:00pm
View Pick
#803 Gonzaga 144.5
#804 Washington 4
7:00pm
View Pick
#805 Rutgers
#806 Michigan ST.
7:00pm
View Pick
#807 Seton Hall 154.5
#808 Iowa ST. -3
9:00pm
View Pick
Sunday, Dec 8
NHL
#25 San Jose Sharks 6.5
#26 Florida Panthers -135
5:05pm
View Pick
#27 Arizona Coyotes 5.5
#28 Chicago Blackhawks -110
7:05pm
View Pick
#29 N.Y. Rangers 6.5
#30 Vegas Golden Knights -215
7:05pm
View Pick
#31 Buffalo Sabres 6
#32 Edmonton Oilers -180
8:05pm
View Pick
Monday, Dec 9
NFL
#159 New York Giants 46.5
#160 Philadelphia Eagles -10
8:15pm
View Pick
Monday, Dec 9
NHL
#35 N.Y. Islanders Islanders
#36 Tampa Bay Lightning
7:05pm
View Pick