Sam Houston State vs UTEP Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

UTEP (13-14) vs Sam Houston State (16-11)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)

Betting Odds: UTEP -2 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Sam Houston State Dominated the Last Game

Sam Houston State faced off against New Mexico State in the last game and it was a dominant victory. The defense gave up only 58 points while the offense scored 79 points on the way to the victory. Lamar Wilkerson had a strong game putting up 25 points, two assists, and two assists. Sam Houston State on the season is averaging 71.9 points while their defense is giving up 70.4 points per game. Wilkerson has been the top player this season averaging 14.4 points while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. 

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UTEP Looks to Move Back to .500

UTEP fell below .500 in their last game and they are going to need the offense to bounce back. UTEP scored 59 points, and you aren’t going to win many games where you score only 59 points. UTEP on the season is averaging 73.8 points while their defense is giving up 70.1 pointss per game. Most of the season the offense hasn’t been a problem for this team. Tae Hardy has been the top player for UTEP averaging 15.5 points while shooting 40.3 percent fom the field. 

Sam Houston State vs UTEP Betting Prediction

UTEP’s offense only scored 59 points in the last game and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Sam Houston State is averaging 71.9 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. UTEP is going to struggle to keep up here and UTEP won’t be moving back to the .500 mark here. Back Sam Houston State to cover the spread here with ease.

Shane’s Pick Sam Houston State +2

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