UTEP vs Middle Tennessee Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The UTEP Miners (13-17, 6-13 C-USA) will attempt to end a five-game home losing streak when squaring off versus the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-12, 11-8 C-USA) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Don Haskins Center, airing at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN+.

The Miners and the Blue Raiders square off in a game that is currently set as a pick ’em. The matchup’s point total is 134.

UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee Odds

Point Spread for UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee

The spread for this matchup is set at a pick ’em.

UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UTEP has -110 odds to pick up the win, while Middle Tennessee is listed at -110 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 134 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: El Paso, Texas
  • Arena: Don Haskins Center

UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee Betting Trends

UTEP has 15 wins against the spread in 28 games this year. The Miners have won in nine, or 75%, of the 12 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. UTEP has gone over the point total in 60.7% of its opportunities this year (17 times in 28 games with a set point total).

Middle Tennessee has 14 wins against the spread in 28 games this season. The Blue Raiders have won five of the 13 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (38.5%). Middle Tennessee’s games this season have hit the over on 17 of 28 set point totals (60.7%).

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UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee Key Players to Watch


Shamar Givance posts a team-best 4.2 assists per game. He is also posting 10.7 points and 3.7 rebounds, shooting 41.4% from the field and 34% from downtown with 1.2 made 3-pointers per contest. Calvin Solomon paces his squad in rebounds per contest (6), and also averages 9.2 points and 2.1 assists. At the other end, he puts up 2 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Tae Hardy posts 12.9 points and 1.8 assists per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 2.6 rebounds, shooting 43.3% from the field and 31.2% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per contest. Ze’Rik Onyema puts up 6.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game, shooting 54.5% from the floor.

Middle Tennessee

Teafale Lenard is averaging 8.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest, making 49.3% of his shots from the floor. DeAndre Dishman is averaging a team-high 5.4 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 10.5 points and 2.1 assists, making 52.5% of his shots from the floor. Eli Lawrence paces the Blue Raiders in scoring (12.5 points per game) and assists (1.4), and posts 4.2 rebounds. He also posts 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Camryn Weston tops the Blue Raiders in assists (2.7 per game), and posts 10.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. He also puts up 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the UTEP Miners

UTEP and its C-USA opponents have combined to hit the over 11 out of 19 times this season. With 68.3 points per game on offense, the Miners rank 271st in the country. At the other end of the court, they surrender 68.5 points per contest, which ranks 129th in college basketball. With 31.5 rebounds per game, UTEP ranks 197th in the nation. It surrenders 29.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks 92nd in college basketball.

The Miners are scoring 69.5 points per game this year in home games, which is 2.9 more points than they’re averaging on the road (66.6). It’s been a tough stretch for UTEP in terms of three-pointers, as it is accumulating just 4.8 made threes per game (third-worst in college basketball) and is draining just 28.5% of its attempted three-pointers (-1-worst). The Miners are surrendering 6.7 threes per game (113th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 33.2% three-point percentage (138th-ranked).

In their past 10 games, the Miners have two wins against the spread, and are 2-8 overall. In its past 10 games, UTEP has gone over the total seven times. UTEP has been scoring 65.5 points per contest in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly lower than the 68.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. UTEP has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 72.7 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 68.5 it has surrendered this year.

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What you need to know about the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Middle Tennessee has covered 10 times in 19 games with a spread in conference action this year. The Blue Raiders put up 70.6 points per game and allow 67.5, ranking them 204th in college basketball on offense and 102nd defensively. On the glass, Middle Tennessee is 242nd in the nation in rebounds (30.8 per game). It is 32nd in rebounds conceded (28.2 per game).

At home, the Blue Raiders score 72.2 points per game. Away, they average 68.8. Middle Tennessee is 222nd in the nation in 3-pointers made (7 per game) and 192nd in 3-point percentage (34%). Defensively, the Blue Raiders are 76th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded per game at 6.4. They are 244th in 3-point percentage allowed at 34.8%.

The Blue Raiders are 5-5 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Middle Tennessee has gone over the total seven times. Middle Tennessee is putting up 72.3 points per game in its past 10 games, which is 1.7 more than its average for the season (70.6). The Blue Raiders are giving up 72.5 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is five more points than they are allowing for the season (67.5).

UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Middle Tennessee, and we predict that Middle Tennessee will cover the spread (pick ’em). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134 points.

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How to bet UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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