UTEP Miners at Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Prediction

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A six-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Marquette Golden Eagles (6-2) when they welcome the UTEP Miners (3-4) to Fiserv Forum. Action gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

UTEP Miners at Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Golden Eagles defeated the 12th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats 83-71, while the Miners dismantled the Northwestern State Demons 77-47.

UTEP played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.5 (below their season average of 31.8) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.583 (above their season average of 0.509). Northwestern State recorded marks of 13.9 and 0.380, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Marquette’s 0.614 free throw rate was their largest advantage over Kansas State, who had a rate of 0.345. The Golden Eagles’ mark was above their season average of 0.218. Marquette’s Markus Howard had a good game, contributing 45 points. Jordan Lathon was a key piece for UTEP with 16 points and nine rebounds.

Marquette figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Golden Eagles rank 31st in offensive efficiency, while the Miners rank 156th in defensive efficiency dating back to last season.

UTEP vs. Marquette Betting Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Marquette, ATS Winner – Marquette, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Marquette ranks 47th in assists per game (15.6) while UTEP ranks 294th (10.8).
  • The Golden Eagles rank 184th in steals per game (5.9) while the Miners rank 296th (4.2).
  • UTEP allows the fewest blocks per game (1.9) while Marquette ranks 32nd (2.7).
  • The Golden Eagles rank 30th in three pointers attempted per game (26.4) while the Miners rank 235th in three pointers allowed per game (23.3).
  • Marquette ranks 73rd in rebounds allowed per game (33.1) while UTEP ranks 276th (37.6).