Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Miners face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Miners are hosting the game at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX. Louisiana Tech is favored by -3.5 in this Conference USA conference contest against UTEP. The game’s over/under currently sits at 135.5 points.

LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS VS UTEP MINERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UTEP Miners +3.5

This game will be played at Don Haskins Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE UTEP MINERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 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 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.

Are the Bulldogs Ready for a Win at El Paso?

Louisiana Tech, who are 18-8, will face UTEP in their 27th game. When playing away, the Bulldogs have a record of 5-7, while at home they are 10-1. Entering today’s game, Louisiana Tech has a 13-10 record against the spread. Their ATS mark for the year consists of a 7-5 record on the road and a 6-5 record at home.

Louisiana Tech comes in with an over/under record of 11-12-0 through 26 games, with their games averaging a combined 136.6 points per game so far. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 129 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Louisiana Tech offense ended with 75 points against FIU. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.9% and made 6 threes. The top scorer for the Bulldogs was Isaiah Crawford with 24 points, while Tahlik Chavez also added 22 to the scoreboard.

Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 12th rank in the nation, allowing 63.5 points per game. In today’s game vs. UTEP, the Louisiana Tech defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Louisiana Tech made 23 free-throws vs. the Bulldogs.

Does UTEP Have a Shot at a Home Win?

UTEP has played a total of 27 games this season, with a record of 13-13. In their 8 road games this season, the Miners have yet to win, while they have a 10-4 record at home. As of today’s game, UTEP has an ATS record of 8-13-1. In the team’s previous five games, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

After 26 games, UTEP has an over/under record of 9-13-0, with their games averaging a combined 138 points per game so far. The Miners have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 151 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Coming off a good offensive performance, UTEP’s offense scored 80 points against Western Kentucky. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.4%, and they went 14/25 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Miners have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 249th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 346th in percentage and 331st in three-pointers made.

UTEP’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 70.3 points per game. Against Western Kentucky in their most recent game, the UTEP defense gave up a total of 90 points while allowing Western Kentucky to hit 56% of their shots.