The Islanders and Miners are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Miners will host the game at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 145.5 points, and the Miners are favored to win at home against the Islanders.
TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS VS UTEP MINERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders +14
This game will be played at Don Haskins Center at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, November 29th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Miners.
- Even though we have UTEP winning straight-up, we like Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at +14.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Do the Islanders Have a Shot at a Win at El Paso?
Today, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will play their fifth game of the season against UTEP. So far, they have yet to win a game, holding a 0-4 record. Looking at their performance in their last ten road games, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone 5-5, dating back to last year. So far this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has a 0-4 record vs. the spread. When playing on the road, they are 0-3 vs. the spread, but in their last ten road games, they have a solid 7-2-1 record.
In four games, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi comes in with an over/under mark of 1-3-0, with their games averaging 145.2 points per game. When analyzing the Islanders’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 71 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
Coming off their recent game, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against LIU. Their field goal percentage for the game was 35.9%, and they made 1 three. Dian Wright-Forde is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 10.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Lance-Amir Paul brings a PPG average of 9.8 into the game.
At this time, the Islanders’ defense is positioned 99th in the country, permitting 69.5 points per game. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s three-point defense is currently 37th in the country at 5.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.8% of their shots vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Can UTEP Pull Off a Home Win?
This is the 6th game of the season for UTEP, who comes into this game with a 3-2 record. In away games, they are 0-1 on the season, while they have a 3-1 record at home. Prior to today’s game, UTEP has a 1-4 ATS record. Looking back at their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, UTEP has gone 2-5-1 against the spread.
So far, UTEP’s games have averaged 136.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 139.9 points. In their most recent three games, the Miners’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 68 points per game.
Compared to their season average of 83.4 points per game, UTEP struggled in their previous game. Against Loyola Marymount, the Miners scored 47 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 30.2%. For the season, the UTEP offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 49%. So far, they have hit 57% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 5.4 made three’s per contest.
At present, the Miners’ defense is nationally ranked 95th, allowing 69.1 points per game. UTEP’s three-point defense is currently 27th in the country at 4.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 36.8% of their shots vs. UTEP.