UTEP vs Sam Houston State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/15/24

Sam Houston State (21-11) vs UTEP (16-15)

Game Info: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 12:30 pm (Propst Arena)

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In this article, we will formulate a Sam Houston State vs UTEP betting prediction for this college basketball showdown on Friday, March 15th at Von Braun Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Sam Houston State Bearkats recent form and recent player performance

-The UTEP Miners recent form and recent player performance

-This is a summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Sam Houston State and UTEP. 

UTEP Defense Locks Down

UTEP in the last game faced off against Liberty and the defense locked down giving up only 57 points on the way to the victory. At halftime, they were up 31-30 but in the second half they dominated. UTEP used a balanced attack with four different players finishing with at least 10 points. UTEP is averaging 72.9 points while their defense is giving up 69 points per game. In this game if they want a chance to secure a victory they are going to need the defense to step up again. 

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Sam Houston State is Top Seed

Sam Houston State is the top seed in the tournament and they sure looked good on Wednesday. Sam Houston State scored 78 points against FIU and they ended up winning 19 points. At halftime they were up 43-27 and they never looked back. Sam Houston State is averaging 72.4 points while thier defense is giving up 69.3 points per game. Sam Houston State has been a strong offensive team and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here. Lamar Wilkerson is averaging 13.8 points while shooting 42.9i percent from the field and 34.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

UTEP vs Sam Houston Betting Prediction

Sam Houston State dominated the last game, but so did UTEP and the Miners are going to be competitive in this game. UTEP gave up only 57 points and their defense is going to step up in this game. Sam Houston State’s offense will score more than 57 points, but they aren’t going to run up the score, and UTEP is going to get teh job done. Back UTEP to pick up a big cover of the spread here. 

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

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