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How and what to watch for UTEP vs. Texas-San Antonio

UTEP had had its last two games canceled or postponed, how rusty will they be?

UT-San Antonio Roadrunners QB Frank Harris passes during game featuring the UT-San Antonio Roadrunners and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders on September 26, 2020 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Saturday afternoon the 3-3 UTEP Miners travel to take on its in-state rival, the UTSA Roadrunners.

Both teams are pretty evenly matched and are aiming to get above .500 on the year. UTSA averages 24 points per game, while UTEP gets about 20. The Miners’ defense allows 25 points per game, but the Roadrunners allow nearly 28. The teams both average around the same number of total yards allowed and gained as well. The one big discrepancy between the two teams is in the rushing department. UTSA’s ground game is about 50 yards better on average than the Miners’. But UTEP’s run defense is very good, allowing just over 100 yards each game, and that’s the battle where this game is going to have to be won.

UTSA running back Sincere McCormick is averaging over five yards per carry and has seven scores on the year. Quarterback Frank Harris can also rush a good amount, with 264 yards and five scores on the ground. The UTEP defense will need to minimize Harris and his 4.3 yards per carry on the ground to come out with a win.

But even if they can’t, this game should still be very close.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch UTEP vs. Texas San-Antonio on Saturday, November 14th at 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+, a separate subscription service that doesn’t use a with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: UTEP vs. UTSA (-6.5)
Point Total: 45.5
Money line: UTEP +200 vs. UTSA -250

  • UTEP is 4-2 ATS in its last six
  • The total has gone under in four of UTEP’s last six
  • The total has gone under in all of UTSA’s last four games
  • The total has gone under in five of the last seven times these teams have met

Betting splits

UTEP: (23% of handle, 33% percent of bets)
UTSA: (77% of handle, 67% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

This should be a tight game, as both teams are pretty even in almost every major statistical category. UTEP has had its last two games either canceled or pushed back because of COVID-19 reasons, so they might come out rusty. For that reason, take the UTSA ML.

Pick: UTSA -250

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