FAU vs. UTEP Prediction - Basketball Picks 1/21/23

UTEP Miners (11-7) vs Florida Atlantic Owls (18-1)

Game Info: Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)

Betting Odds: UTEP Miners +6.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Atlantic Owls will play the UTEP Miners in a Conference USA game on Saturday night at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.

Florida Atlantic Preview

The Florida Atlantic Owls are 18-1 (8-0) this season after they defeated UTSA by a score of 83-64 in their last game. Florida Atlantic shot 41.8% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 78 points per game, 63.6 points against per game, 39.4 rebounds per game, and 15.5 assists per game. Alijah Martin has led the Owls this season with 12.8 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game. FAU is shooting 47% from the field, 69.8% on free throws, and 37.5% on three pointers this year.

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UTEP Preview

The UTEP Miners are 11-8 (4-4) this season after they defeated FIU by a score of 81-61 in their last game. UTEP shot 57.1% from the field and was +16 in rebounding margin in the win. The UTEP Miners are averaging 70.2 points per game, 66.3 points against per game, 35.7 rebounds per game, and 13.2 assists per game. Tae Hardy has led the Miners this season with 12.9 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, and 1.8 assists per game. UTEP is shooting 46.2% from the field, 60.1% on free throws, and 28.2% on three pointers this year.


Florida Atlantic is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 13-2-1 ATS in their last 16 games. The over is 5-1 in Florida Atlantic’s last 6 games. UTEP is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 23-9 ATS in their last 32 games. The over is 7-3 in UTEP’s last 10 games following an ATS win. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.


Florida Atlantic comes into this game with a perfect 8-0 record in conference play and is ranked #24 in the country. UTEP has won three of their last four games, but those three wins did come against three of their four worst teams in C-USA. Florida Atlantic has played in some close games, with three of their last five games being decided by exactly four points. I like the points with UTEP here.

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