Betting on today’s Golden Bears and Miners game? Catch the action at Pavilion in San Juan Capistrano, CA, as the Miners hosts this showdown at 12:30 ET on CBSS. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 141.5 points, and the Miners are favored to win at home vs. the Golden Bears.
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS VS UTEP MINERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UTEP Miners -3.5
This game will be played at Pavilion at 12:30 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE UTEP MINERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Miners.
- Not only will UTEP pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Do the Golden Bears Have a Shot at a Road Win?
California will play their 5th game of the season today and they have a record of 2-2. All of their games so far have been played at their home arena. As of now, California has a 1-3 record against the spread leading into today’s game. Taking into account the previous season as well, California has gone 4-6 ATS in their last ten games.
Through four games, California has an over/under record of 2-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 143 points per game so far. The Golden Bears have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 71 points per game.
The California offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 60 points versus Montana State. During the game, they attempted 18 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 41.7%. The team’s top scorer is Jalen Cone, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.8, while Fardaws Aimaq also carries a PPG average of 15.5 into the game.
At this time, the Golden Bears’ defense is positioned 91st in the country, permitting 69.8 points per game. So far, the California defense is giving up an average of 3.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.8 times per game (295th).
Can the Miners Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
UTEP heads into their third game of the season with a perfect 2-0 record. In their previous ten home games, which includes last year, UTEP has posted a 3-7 record. As UTEP faces off against California, their ATS record stands at 1-1. Taking into account their performance in the previous three games, including last season, UTEP has a 1-2 ATS record and an average scoring margin of +25.
Up to this point, games involving UTEP have had an average of 149.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 138 points. Their over/under record is 1-1-0. When assessing the Miners’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 78 points per game.
Against Austin Peay, the UTEP had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 100.8 points per game. They scored 71 points and posted a field goal percentage of 55.3% in the game. In terms of offense, the Miners have a season-long field goal percentage of 57%, putting them 11th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 160th in percentage and 231st in three-pointers made.
So far, the Miners’ defense is ranked 98th in the country at 70.5 points per contest. In today’s game, the UTEP defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 63 points.