UTEP Miners vs. Florida Atlantic Owls 3/10/2021 C-USA Tournament Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 10, 2021

The No. 5 seed UTEP Miners (12-11) are favored by three points in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals over the No. 4 seed Florida Atlantic Owls (12-9). The teams will hit the court Wednesday at 9:30 PM ET live on ESPN+, with the winner moving closer to a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

UTEP vs Florida Atlantic Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
UTEP -3 -110 -110 136.5 -110 -110 -160 131

Computer Picks

Computer picks for UTEP vs Florida Atlantic
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Florida Atlantic (+3) Over (136.5) UTEP 70 Florida Atlantic 68

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Total Facts

  • The Miners and their opponents have scored no less than 136.5 points — this matchup’s point total — in 13 of 23 games (56.5%) this year.
  • In 13 of 21 opportunities (61.9%) this year, Florida Atlantic and its opponents have combined to score at least 136.5 points.
  • The Miners and the Owls combine to average 12.9 more points per game than the over/under of 136.5 set for this game.
  • The Miners and the Owls have seen their opponents average a combined 2.0 less points per game than the point total of 136.5 set in this outing.
  • The average point total in Miners games this season is 2.5 more points than the over/under of 136.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Owls this season is 8.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Miners put up just 4.5 more points per game (70.8) than the Owls allow (66.3).
  • UTEP has a 9-0 record against the spread and a 12-2 record overall when scoring more than 66.3 points.
  • Florida Atlantic is 3-6 overall and 2-5-1 against the spread when allowing more than 70.8 points.
  • The Owls put up an average of 78.6 points per game, 10.4 more points than the 68.2 the Miners allow.
  • Florida Atlantic has gone 10-5 overall and 5-0-1 against the spread in games it scores more than 68.2 points.
  • UTEP’s record is 2-1 overall and 1-1 against the spread when it allows more than 78.6 points to its opponents.
  • The Miners have scored a total of 60 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 2.6 per game), and the Owls have out-scored opponents by 259 points on the season (12.3 more per game).

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UTEP Betting Information

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Miners have covered 12 times in 20 contests.
  • The Miners fare well when favored by at least 3 points, posting a 7-2 record against the spread.
  • Miners games have played to the total or above 10 times in 20 games this season.

Florida Atlantic Betting Information

  • The Owls have an even record against the spread, going 8-8-1 ATS.
  • The Owls have not fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 2-4 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
  • Florida Atlantic and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 10 of 17 (58.8%).

Head to Head

UTEP vs Florida Atlantic (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/4/2020 Florida Atlantic -1 127 -110 -110 Regular Season 59-56 FAU
2/7/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 61-48 FAU

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UTEP Leaders

  • The Miners scoring leader is Souley Boum, who averages 18.6 per contest to go with 3.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
  • Bryson Williams leads the Miners in rebounding, averaging 7.4 per game, while Jamal Bieniemy leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.0 in each contest.
  • Boum makes more threes per game than any other member of the Miners, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.6 per contest.
  • The UTEP steals leader is Boum, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Tydus Verhoeven, who compiles 0.9 rejections per contest.

Florida Atlantic Leaders

  • The Owls’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Jailyn Ingram with 12.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
  • The Owls’ leading assist machine is Bryan Greenlee with a stat line of 2.9 assists, 9.9 points, and 3.0 rebounds per game.
  • Michael Forrest is consistent from distance and leads the Owls with 2.7 made threes per game.
  • The Owls’ leader in steals is Kenan Blackshear with 1.6 per game, and Karlis Silins is their leader in blocks with 0.7 per game.
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