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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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New Mexico Lobos vs. UTEP Miners

Where: Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX

When: Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 PM. ET.

The UTEP Miners will be trying to stay undefeated when they take on the New Mexico Lobos on Tuesday night.

Lobos Going For Fifth Consecutive Win

The Lobos are off to a good start this season, winning their first four games. They will be facing their toughest test of the season against the Miners, but they are hoping their offense will be able to help them pick up the win, which will give them their fifth in a row.

New Mexico’s offense is the ninth-best in the country. The team is averaging 93 points per game, shooting 53.6 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from three-point range.

In their last game, they scored 90 points against McNeese State, led by Corey Manigault, who finished the game with 24 points, six rebounds, and three steals. JaQuan Lyle added 18 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals, while Zane Martin finished with 12 points, four assists, and three steals.

The Lobos are giving up 74.8 points per game, but they struggled in their last two games, giving up 79 points per game. With the Miners playing well offensively, they will need a better performance than they gave in their last two games to get the win.

Miners Going For Fourth Consecutive Win

The Miners have gotten off to a good start thanks to one of the best defenses in the country. They will be trying to keep their record clean with a win over the Lobos on Tuesday, which will give them their fourth win in a row.

UTEP is holding opponents to 59 points per game, which is 43rd in the country. They gave up 70 points in their season-opener and haven’t given up more than 57 points since. With the Lobos averaging 93 points per game, they will need to play as well as they did in their last two games to pick up the win.

The Miners have also played well offensively, but not as well as the Lobos have played. They are averaging 76.3 points per game on 50.6 percent shooting from the field and 32.7 percent from three-point range.

In their last game, the Miners scored 71 points against Eastern New Mexico. Deon Stroud led the way for the Miners with 14 points and four rebounds. Bryson Williams finished with 12 points and three rebounds, while Souley Boum added 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists. They will need to play better than they did in that game to beat the Lobos on Tuesday night.

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Full-Game Side Bet

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This game has the potential to be one of the best matchups of the week with a good offensive team taking on an equally good defensive team. However, when it comes to the results, the Miners have the edge here because they are the more balanced team, they are nearly perfect against the spread in their last 11 games against Mountain West teams, and are playing in front of their fans. The Lobos have an intimidating offense that is averaging 93 points per game, but they will struggle against the Miners, who are holding opponents to 59 points per game. On the other side, the Miners are averaging 76.3 points per game, and while that isn’t as impressive as what New Mexico is doing on their end, their offense will keep them in the game because the Lobos are giving up 74.8 points per game, and help them cover the spread.

Prediction: UTEP Miners

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The Lobos are averaging 93 points per game and will be held under their season average by the Miners, who have been stingy on the defensive end, but they should be able to score at least 75 points in this game. The Miners are averaging 76.3 points per game and should be able to score close to 80 points against the Lobos, who are giving up 74.8 points per game but have given up 79 points per game in their last two games, which will push the score over the total.

Prediction: Over

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The Lobos will cover the first half total in this game because they have outplayed the Miners in the first half of their last three games, averaging 45.3 points per game while the Miners average 28 points per game.

Prediction: New Mexico Lobos

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The Miners and Lobos are averaging 73.3 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.