Betting on 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 is favored by -3.5 in this Conference USA conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently 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.

Do the Bulldogs Have What it Takes on the Road?

So far this season, Louisiana Tech has played 26 games and currently have an 18-8 record. When playing on the road, the Bulldogs have a 5-7 record and a 10-1 record at home. Against the spread, Louisiana Tech has a record of 13-10 thus far this season. In their last ten games, Louisiana Tech is 1-4 vs. the spread.

Through 26 games, Louisiana Tech has an over/under record of 11-12-0 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.

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. In terms of offense, the Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 145th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 84th in percentage and 200th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Bulldogs’ defense is positioned 12th in the country, permitting 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.

Will UTEP Win at Home?

At this point in the season, the Miners stand at 13-13, after falling to Western Kentucky (90-80) in their most recent game. On the road, the Miners have yet to win a game, going 0-8, while they have a 10-4 record on their home court. UTEP’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 8-13-1. In their last five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 26 games, UTEP comes in with an over/under mark of 9-13-0, with their games averaging 138 points per game. The Miners’ last five games have culminated with an average of 151 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The UTEP offense is coming off a game where they scored 80 points against Western Kentucky. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.4% and connected on 8 threes. Tae Hardy led the scoring for the Miners, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Otis Frazier III chipped in with 15 points.

UTEP’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 70.3 points per game. In their previous game vs. Western Kentucky, the Hilltoppers finished with a field goal percentage of 56% and a total of 90 points vs. UTEP.