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Western Kentucky vs UTEP Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - CUSA Tournament Championship

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Western Kentucky vs UTEP Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - CUSA Tournament Championship

The No. 3 seed Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (21-11, 8-8 CUSA) take on the No. 5 UTEP Miners (18-15, 7-9 CUSA) in the championship game of CUSA tournament on Saturday at 8:30 PM ET. The winner claims an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Western Kentucky vs. UTEP Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 16, 2024
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Huntsville, Alabama
  • Arena: Von Braun Center

Western Kentucky vs. UTEP Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Western Kentucky win (58.4%)

Western Kentucky is a 2.5-point favorite against UTEP on Saturday and the over/under has been set at 145.5 points. Here are a few betting insights and trends before you decide to wager on the matchup.

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Western Kentucky vs. UTEP: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Western Kentucky has put together an 18-11-0 record against the spread this season.
  • UTEP has put together a 13-17-0 record against the spread this season.
  • As a 2.5-point underdog or more in 2023-24, UTEP is 7-5 against the spread compared to the 10-7 ATS record Western Kentucky puts up as a 2.5-point favorite.
  • The Hilltoppers sport a better record against the spread at home (7-4-0) than they do on the road (8-5-0).
  • The Miners have been better against the spread at home (7-8-0) than on the road (3-8-0) this season.
  • Western Kentucky has 12 wins against the spread in 18 conference games this year.
  • UTEP is 10-8-0 against the spread in CUSA play this year.

Western Kentucky vs. UTEP: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Western Kentucky has been chosen as the moneyline favorite in 16 games this year and has walked away with the win 11 times (68.8%) in those games.
  • This season, the Hilltoppers have come away with a win 11 times in 15 chances when named as a favorite of at least -152 or better on the moneyline.
  • UTEP has won four of the 16 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (25%).
  • The Miners have a record of 4-7 when playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +126 or longer (36.4%).
  • Western Kentucky has an implied victory probability of 60.3% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.

Western Kentucky vs. UTEP Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Western Kentucky averages 80.7 points per game (30th in college basketball) while allowing 74.2 per outing (254th in college basketball). It has a +208 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 6.5 points per game.
  • Don McHenry's team-leading 14.9 points per game ranks 291st in the country.
  • UTEP has a +129 scoring differential, topping opponents by 3.9 points per game. It is putting up 72.7 points per game, 200th in college basketball, and is allowing 68.8 per outing to rank 84th in college basketball.
  • Tae Hardy's team-leading 15.1 points per game rank him 272nd in college basketball.
  • The Hilltoppers grab 39.8 rebounds per game (19th in college basketball) while allowing 36.6 per outing to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 3.2 boards per game.
  • Brandon Newman averages 5.5 rebounds per game (ranking 457th in college basketball) to lead the Hilltoppers.
  • The 33.0 rebounds per game the Miners accumulate rank 307th in college basketball, 1.3 fewer than the 34.3 their opponents record.
  • Zid Powell is 588th in the nation with 5.0 rebounds per game, leading the Miners.
  • Western Kentucky's 95.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 164th in college basketball, and the 87.9 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 45th in college basketball.
  • The Miners rank 267th in college basketball with 91.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and 26th defensively with 86.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.

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