UC Riverside Highlanders at UTEP Miners Betting Prediction 12/16/18

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The UTEP Miners (3-5) will be at home in the Don Haskins Center when they take on the UC Riverside Highlanders (3-7). Action gets underway at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs. UTEP Miners Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Miners had no trouble getting past the Texas-Permian Basin Falcons, 90-63, while the Highlanders lost to the Oregon State Beavers, 72-59.

The Miners had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.637 vs. 0.326) and had a much better free throw rate (0.490 vs. 0.261). UC Riverside, meanwhile, did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (7-8; 87.5 percent). UTEP received a boost from Evan Gilyard, who finished with 24 points and five assists. Meanwhile, Dikymbe Martin had a good game for UC Riverside, contributing 20 points.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs. UTEP Miners ATS Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Utep, ATS Winner – UC Riverside, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • UC Riverside ranks 64th in rebounds allowed per game (37.1) while UTEP ranks 233rd (37.6).
  • The Highlanders allow the sixth-fewest blocks per game (3.0) while the Miners rank 10th (1.9).
  • UTEP ranks 242nd in assists per game (10.8) while UC Riverside ranks 243rd (12.1).
  • The Highlanders rank 16th in three pointers allowed per game (21.7) while the Miners rank 169th (23.3).
  • UC Riverside ranks 217th in steals per game (5.8) while UTEP ranks 227th (4.3).