Looking to win big? The Redhawks and Miners face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Miners are hosting the game at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX. The over/under for this game is set at 137 points, and the Miners are the home favorites against the Redhawks in a non-conference matchup.


The Pick: UTEP Miners -1

This game will be played at Don Haskins Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.


  • 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 -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Redhawks Grab a Win on the Road?

As they prepare for their 13th game of the year, Seattle currently boasts a 7-5 record. In their previous five games away from home, including last season, Seattle has a 1-4 record. Seattle has been solid vs. the spread thus far, sitting above .500 with a 6-5 ATS record. Their overall ATS performance this season includes a 2-1 mark on the road and a 4-4 record at home.

Seattle’s games have, on average, featured 141.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-6-0. Their average over/under line is currently 140.8 points so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Redhawks’ games have averaged 150 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-2.

The Redhawks’ offense finished with 79 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 76 points per contest. The top scorer for the Redhawks was Cameron Tyson with 33 points, while Alex Schumacher also added 11 to the scoreboard.

At this time, the Redhawks’ defense is positioned 61st in the country, permitting 66.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Seattle’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 26.0% this season.

Will the Miners Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Today, UTEP will be playing against Seattle with a record of 8-5. In their previous ten home games, UTEP has a record of 8-2, which includes games from last year. UTEP has a subpar ATS record at 2-7-1. Over their last five games, the team is 1-3 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving UTEP have had an average of 137.9 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 140.8 points. Their over/under record is 4-6-0. When analyzing the Miners’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 143 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.

The Miners’ offense finished with 78 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 77.9 points per contest. Offensively, the Miners hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 181st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 374th in terms of percentage and 342nd in three-pointers made.

So far, the Miners’ defense is ranked 114th in the country at 69.5 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.5 threes per game vs. Seattle. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.1%.