New Mexico State vs UTEP Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/10/24

UTEP (12-11) vs New Mexico State (11-12)

Game Info: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)

Betting Odds: UTEP -5.5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Mexico State vs UTEP Miners face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Don Haskins Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free New Mexico State vs UTEP prediction.

New Mexico State Looks for Third Straight Win

New Mexico State hasn’t had the best season, but they are playing well heading into this game having won two in a row. In the last game against Jacksonville State, New Mexico State scored 67 points and they ended up winning by two. New Mexico State is averaging 69.7 points while their defense is giving up 71.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 284th while the defense is ranked 175th. Christian Cook is averaging 10.3 points while shooting 44.6 percent from the field. 

How Does UTEP Bounce Back

UTEP in the last game faced off against Liberty and they didn’t score enough. UTEP scored 65 points, but the defense gave up 67 points and they lost by two. UTEP only shot 28.6 percent from deep and they need to try and hit a few more shots from deep. UTEP on the season is averaging 73.4 points while their defense is giving up 69.3 points while thier defense is giving up The defense is going to need to be good here, or this is going to be a long game. Tae Hardy is averaging 15 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 36 percent from behind the three point line. 

New Mexico State vs UTEP Betting Prediction 

UTEP is going to find success here. New Mexico State has won two straight games, but I am not sold on them being that good. UTEP is averaging 73.4 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score against the New Mexico State defense. New Mexico State’s offense won’t have their best game and that will be the difference as UTEP gets the job done. Back UTEP against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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