Texas State Bobcats at UTSA Roadrunners ATS Prediction

Victor TrejosArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The Texas State Bobcats (6-1) will travel to the UTSA Convocation Center to clash against the UTSA Roadrunners (2-5). The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Texas State Bobcats vs. UTSA Roadrunners ATS Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Roadrunners defeated the Houston Baptist Huskies 86-82, while the Bobcats beat the Rice Owls 74-60.

The Bobcats had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (32.3 vs. 23.1) and held the Owls to an effective field goal percentage of 0.425 (below their season average of 0.541). The Roadrunners, meanwhile, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.524 (above their season average of 0.429) and had a free throw rate of 0.339 (above their season average of 0.163). Keaton Wallace led the way for UTSA, putting up 20 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Texas State was lifted by Nijal Pearson, who contributed 25 points and five rebounds.

The Roadrunners won the only contest between these two teams last season, 79-78. UTSA had a better effective field goal percentage (0.549 vs. 0.484). Texas State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (34.9 vs. 23.5).

This game should be a showdown of contrasting paces. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, UTSA has preferred an up-tempo style of play (25th in possessions per game), while Texas State has been more methodical (341st in possessions per game).

Texas State at UTSA Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – UTSA, ATS Winner – UTSA, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Texas State ranks 18th in rebounds allowed per game (31.2) while UTSA ranks 301st (38.6).
  • The Roadrunners average 6.4 steals per game, which ranks 130th in the country. The Bobcats rank 158th in steals allowed per game (6.2).
  • Texas State averages 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 113th in the country. UTSA ranks 134th in assists allowed per game (12.9).
  • The Roadrunners rank 17th in three pointers attempted per game (27.5) while the Bobcats rank 242nd (20.0).
  • UTSA ranks 158th in blocks allowed per game (3.4) while Texas State ranks 236th (4.1).