Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Aggies versus the Miners? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX. The odds for this Conference USA conference game currently have UTEP as the -5.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 138 points.

NEW MEXICO STATE AGGIES VS UTEP MINERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UTEP Miners -5.5

This game will be played at Don Haskins Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE UTEP MINERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Miners.
  • Not only will UTEP pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can New Mexico State Grab a Win on the Road?

Despite being the underdog, New Mexico State has been the favorite in six games this season and has gone 6-0 in those games. The Aggies are coming off a 67-65 win over Jacksonville State, and they have won two straight games.

On the road this season, New Mexico State is 0-10, and the Aggies have lost their last 10 road games by an average of 16.3 points per game. So far this season, they are 11-12 overall, including a 5-3 record in Conference USA.

When looking at New Mexico State’s ATS record this season, they are currently sitting at 9-9-1. As the underdog, they have gone 6-7 vs. the spread this year. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-6 and they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Overall, their last 10 road ATS record is 4-6 and their last 10 underdog ATS record is 5-5.

On the season, the over/under record for New Mexico State games sits at 10-9. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 140.8 and their matchups have averaged 142.8 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 136 points.

In their recent matchup, the New Mexico State offense ended with 67 points against Jacksonville State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49.1% and made 9 threes. Christian Cook led the team in scoring, putting up 17 points. Additionally, Jordan Rawls contributed 14 points for the Aggies.

On the defensive side, New Mexico State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, New Mexico State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.7% this season.

Does UTEP Have a Shot at a Home Win?

UTEP enters this game with a record of 12-11 and a 3-5 mark in Conference USA action. At home, the Miners are 9-4 this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games played in front of their home crowd.

For the season, UTEP has been favored in 10 of its 23 games, and it has gone 9-1 in those matchups. As for the point spread, the Miners are favored by 5.5 points today.

So far this season, UTEP has an ATS record of 7-12-1, including a mark of 6-6-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Miners have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for UTEP sits at 8-12 and today’s line of 138 is just below the average over/under line in their games this year of 139. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 132 points.

The UTEP offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 65 points versus Liberty. During the game, they attempted 21 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 44%. Leading UTEP in scoring vs. Liberty was Otis Frazier III with his 15 points. Tae Hardy also added 14 points for the Miners.

At this time, the Miners’ defense is positioned 107th in the country, permitting 69.3 points per game. In today’s game vs. New Mexico State, the UTEP defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, UTEP made 15 free-throws vs. the Miners.