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#710 UTSA -1
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 4:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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UTEP Miners vs UTSA Roadrunners

Where: UTSA Convocation Center, San Antonio, TX

When: Saturday, January 18, 4:00 PM. ET.

The UTSA Roadrunners will be trying to bounce back from their loss to UTEP when they conclude their home-and-home series on Saturday afternoon.

Miners Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Miners were able to snap their five-game losing streak to the Roadrunners with a win on Wednesday and will try to keep the momentum going with another win on Saturday, which will give them their second win in a row and third win in their last four games.

UTEP has struggled offensively, averaging 68.8 points per game. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 29 percent from three-point range. They finished with 80 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well offensively if they want to get past the Roadrunners.

Bryson Williams led the way for the Miners with 34 points and 10 rebounds. Daryl Edwards finished with 18 points and three assists, while Nigel Hawkins added seven points and eight rebounds for the Miners.

UTEP has played well defensively, holding opponents to 64.1 points per game. They gave up 80 points in their last game and will need to do a better job defensively if they want to pick up the win.

Roadrunners Going For Third Win In Four Games

The Roadrunners had their two-game winning streak snapped by the Miners in their last game and will try to bounce back from the loss with a win on Saturday, which will give them their third win in their last four games.

UTSA has played well offensively, averaging 77.9 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They finished with 77 points in their last game and will need another solid performance to give themselves a chance to win this game.

Jhivvan Jackson led the way for the Roadrunners with 29 points and 13 rebounds. Keaton Wallace finished with 26 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Luka Barisic added 12 points and three rebounds for the Roadrunners.

UTSA hasn’t played as well on the defensive end, giving up 75.5 points per game. They gave up 80 points in their last game and will need a better performance if they want to beat the Miners.

Best Bets for this Game

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The Roadrunners have played well on offense, averaging 77.9 points per game. They played well on the road in their last game against the Miners, finishing with 77 points, but they struggled defensively, which cost them the game. This time around, the Roadrunners have the edge because the Miners have struggled on the road this season and are still in search of their first road win. The Miners are averaging 59.8 points per game on the road and haven’t scored more than 67 points in a road game this season, a trend that will likely continue on Saturday. Even though they have played well defensively and are holding opponents to 64.1 points per game, the Miners will have a hard time slowing down the Roadrunners, who are averaging 88.8 points per game in their last six home games. The Roadrunners also do a better job rebounding the ball, averaging 39.8 rebounds per game to UTEP’s 77.9 rebounds per game, which will lead to more scoring opportunities. With the Roadrunners winning five of the last six meetings between the two teams, UTSA is the best bet.

Prediction: UTSA Roadrunners

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Both teams shot the ball well in their first meeting, but don’t expect the same thing to happen in this game. The Miners aren’t good offensively, averaging 68.8 points per game, and have scored over 70 points only twice in their last six games. Even though the Roadrunners are giving up 75.5 points per game, they have played better at home and are holding opponents to 69.2 points per game in their last four home games. Despite their road struggles, the Miners continue to play well defensively away from home and haven’t given up more than 69 points in their last three road games. Even though the Roadrunners are averaging 88.8 points per game at home, expect them to be held under 80 points in this game, which will keep the score under the total. The Roadrunners and Miners have played under the total in 12 of their last 13 games.

Prediction: Under

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The Roadrunners will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Miners in the first half of their last three games, averaging 43.3 points per game while the Miners average 28.7 points per game.

Prediction: UTSA Roadrunners

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The Miners and Roadrunners are averaging 72 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.