North Texas vs. UTEP odds, spread: 2022 college football picks, Week 0 predictions by proven computer model

North Texas and UTEP will meet in a season opener on Saturday night after the Mean Green picked up a thrilling 20-17 victory when they met last November. UTEP earned a bowl bid last year and recorded the program’s first winning season since 2014, as the Miners’ seven wins matched their total from the previous five seasons combined. North Texas won five straight games to close the regular season before losing its bowl game.

Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. ET. The Mean Green are 1.5-point favorites in the latest UTEP vs. North Texas odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 52.5. Before making any vs. North Texas picks or college football predictions, you need to see what SportsLine’s advanced computer model has to say.

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Now, the model has set its sights on North Texas vs. UTEP and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several college football odds and betting lines for North Texas vs. UTEP:

  • North Texas vs. UTEP spread: North Texas -1.5
  • North Texas vs. UTEP over/under: 52.5 points
  • North Texas vs. UTEP money line: North Texas -125, UTEP +105
  • North Texas vs. UTEP picks: See picks here.

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Why North Texas can cover

UTEP generated plenty of buzz for the way it played in 2021, but North Texas has some momentum of its own. The Mean Green won five consecutive games to close the regular season, including a win over UTEP during that stretch. They are returning a strong offensive line and their defense should hold up against a UTEP offense that lost its top wide receiver to Arizona.

North Texas covered the spread in six of its final seven games last season and has won five consecutive games against UTEP. The Mean Green have no trouble playing on the road, covering the spread in five straight games away from home. They should have an improved passing attack to go along with a ground game that ranked first in the conference.

Why UTEP can cover

UTEP finally has some positive momentum on its side after putting together its first winning season since 2014. The Miners were able to slow down the North Texas rushing attack last November, and they should have success again this year as the Mean Green are Replacing running back DeAndre Torrey. North Texas dealt with passing efficiency issues throughout the 2021 campaign, so UTEP can stack the box and make the Mean Green beat them through the air.

The Miners are Replacing their star wide receiver, but they are returning dynamic running back Ronald Awatt. He is going to give North Texas trouble as an every-down back and as a receiving threat out of the backfield. UTEP has won seven of its last eight home games and is going to be playing in front of a rejuvenated fan base on Saturday.

How to make North Texas vs. UTEP picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total, with both teams projected to score 30-plus points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s North Texas vs. UTEP picks at SportsLine.

So who wins UTEP vs. North Texas? And which side of the spread hits in over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the UTEP vs. North Texas spread you need to jump on Saturday, all from the model that has crushed its college football picksand find out.