UTSA Roadrunners vs UTEP Miners Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 11/06/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 10:15 pm ET, Saturday, November 6, 2021
Venue:  Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX 
Where to Watch:  ESPN2

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  UTSA -12.5, UTEP +12.5; Over/Under:  53 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  UTSA -12, UTEP +12; Over/Under:  53 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  UTSA -12.5, UTEP +12.5; Over/Under:  52.5 points
 

Season Record

UTSA Roadrunners:  8-0 (1st place, C-USA West)
UTEP Miners:  6-2 (2nd place, C-USA West)
 
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UTSA Roadrunners vs UTEP Miners Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
UTSA Roadrunners:  won on the road on October 23 against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 45-16.
UTEP Miners:  lost on the road on Oct. 30 against the Florida Atlantic Owls 28-25.
 
 
 

UTSA Roadrunners Analysis

UTSA is coming into this game with a 8-0 record overall and they are 4-0 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 5th conference matchup of the year and they are leading the way right now with a 4-0 record in their conference games this season. They are the only undefeated Conference USA team left and they are riding that 8 game winning streak coming into this game. They won their last game against LT in a game that they were down in the first quarter but collected themselves and dominated the rest of that game going on to win it. Frank Harris played alright in that one as he completed 12/20 passes for 193 yards and 2 touchdowns. Sincere McCormick had a nice day on the ground as he led the team in rushing with 113 yards and 3 touchdowns on 23 carries. Zakhari Franklin had a nice day as well as he led the receivers with 118 yards and 2 touchdowns on 5 receptions. Clarence Hicks led the defense in that game with 3 solo tackles and 1 assisted one along with 2.5 sacks as well. He led the defense in sacks in that game while Ken Robinson and Dadrian Taylor both came away with 1 interception each for them. They have scored 315 points in their 8 games this season averaging 39.4 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 150 points against them allowing 18.8 PPG. Their offense is averaging 441.3 YPG while their defense is allowing 333 YPG.
 
 

UTEP Miners Analysis

UTEP is coming into this game with a 6-2 record overall and they are 4-0 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 5th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are in a good position right now with a 3-1 record in their conference games this season. UTEP just had their 4 game winning streak snapped in their last game with a loss to FAU. That was a close game that they were trailing for most of the time and tried to make a late fourth quarter comeback but it just was not enough. Gavin Hardison played alright in that game but he also struggled a lot at times as he completed 23/46 passes for 327 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Deion Hankins led the team in rushing with 72 yards on 11 carries while Ronald Awatt ran in the 1 TD on the ground in that one. Tyrin Smith had a nice day in that game as he led the receivers with 114 yards and 1 touchdown on 4 receptions while Justin Garrett was right behind him with 109 yards on 7 receptions. Trent Thompson caught the other touchdown pass in what was a very nice day for the receiving corps. Breon Hayward led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 7 assisted ones while Josh Caldwell was right behind with 6 solo tackles. Praise Amaewhule recorded the only sack for the defense in that game while no one was able to come up with an interception for them. They have scored 199 points in their 8 games this season averaging 24.9 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 163 points against them allowing 20.4 PPG. Their offense is averaging 396.3 YPG while their defense is allowing 295.8 YPG.
 

 

UTSA vs UTEP Prediction

UTSA is coming into this game as a 12.5 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. They have been playing very well in all of their games this season and they are on a mission right now to go undefeated and win the C-USA Title. UTEP was on a great streak where they were playing so well but they were stopped in their tracks in their last game against a LT side that only has 1 win in conference games, that win coming against UTEP. UTSA is just a much better team here and they are determined to go undefeated this season. The best bet to place in this game is on UTSA to cover the spread.
 
UTSA UTEP Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, November 6, 2021 (10:15 pm ET start time) is UTSA 45 UTEP 21.
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
UTSA Roadrunners: 58-54 ATS in all games. 8-6 ATS as a road favorite. 33-23 ATS in road games. 34-30 ATS after playing a conference game. 
UTEP Miners: 147-178 ATS in all games. 34-38 ATS when the total is between 49.5 and 56. 109-128 ATS as an underdog. 40-46 ATS as a home underdog. 68-80 ATS in home games. 108-122 ATS against conference opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
UTSA Roadrunners:  B. Brady (RB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. K. Davis (C) Out indefinitely - Undisclosed injury.
UTEP Miners:  Q. Wadley (RB) Ques Sat - Knee injury. J. Prince (DB) Ques Sat - Foot injury. W. Dawn Jr. (WR) out for season - Achilles injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
“They proactively engaged me on an extension discussion at the start of the season, and my staff and I are thrilled about what the future holds for this program. I say this all the time, but this game is about the players and they are the reason we are in this profession to begin with. This is exactly why we have chosen to make this announcement today. We should all be talking about what they have accomplished this season, they are making history every week.” - Jeff Traylor on his contract extension after an 8-0 start to the season.
 
 
“We’re not ones to play around with this year.” - Jacob Cowing on their 6-2 season so far.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
UTSA Roadrunners
WR De'Corian Clark
WR Zakhari Franklin 
WR Joshua Cephus
TE Watson, Leroy 
QB Harris, Frank 
RB McCormick, Sincere 
 
UTEP Miners
WR Garrett, Justin 
WR Cowing, Jacob 
WR Ast, Nick 
WR Smith, Tyrin 
TE Thompson, Trent 
QB Hardison, Gavin 
RB Hankins, Deion 
FB McKee, Forest 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
UTSA Roadrunners
Passing: F. Harris (1793)
Rushing: S. McCormick (891)
Receiving: Z. Franklin (572)
Touchdowns: S. McCormick (9)
 
UTEP Miners
Passing: G. Hardison (1876)
Rushing: R. Awatt (504) 
Receiving: J. Cowing (811)
Touchdowns: D. Hankins (5)
 
Coaches:
UTSA Roadrunners: Jeff Traylor (2nd season)
UTEP Miners: Dana Dimel (4th season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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