Planning on watching today’s Bulldogs and Miners game? Catch the action at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX, as the Miners hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. Louisiana Tech come into this Conference USA conference matchup as the -3.5 favorite. The over/under line 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.

Will the Bulldogs Win on the Road?

Louisiana Tech has played 26 games so far this season, with a record of 18-8. When playing away from home, the Bulldogs have a record of 5-7, while they have a record of 10-1 when playing at home. Heading into today’s game, Louisiana Tech holds a 13-10 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Louisiana Tech has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

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’ last five games have finished with a combined 138 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The Louisiana Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 75 points against FIU. They posted a field goal percentage of 47.9% and connected on 6 threes. Isaiah Crawford is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Tahlik Chavez brings a PPG average of 13.3 into the game.

So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 12th in the country at 63.5 points per contest. 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.

Will UTEP Make it Happen at Home?

After 26 games, UTEP has a 13-13 overall record. In away games, the Miners have yet to win a game, going 0-8, while they have a 10-4 record at home. As of today’s game, UTEP’s against the spread record stands at 8-13-1. This season, they have gone 1-7 vs. the spread on the road and 7-6-1 at home.

Looking at their over/under performance through 26 games, UTEP has an over/under record of 9-13-0, with their games averaging 138 points per game on average. The Miners have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 159 points per game.

UTEP’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 80 points against Western Kentucky. They had an overall field goal percentage of 41.4% and made 14/25 free throws. Currently leading the team in scoring is Tae Hardy who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.7. Otis Frazier III also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.8.

In terms of defense, UTEP is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 70.3 points per game. UTEP’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Western Kentucky offense to knock down 56% of their shots on their way to putting up 90 points.