Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. UTSA Roadrunners Betting Odds

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (16-13, 7-9 CUSA) will travel to UTSA Convocation Center to take on the UTSA Roadrunners (16-12, 9-6 CUSA) in their home finale. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. UTSA Roadrunners ATS Preview

In the Bulldogs last contest, they lost a close one to the UTEP Miners, 74-72. Jacobi Boykins put together a good game for Louisiana Tech, finishing with 13 points. UTEP had an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.6 (above their season average of 19.4). Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, did a terrific job of making free throws (18-22; 81.8 percent).

The Roadrunners hope to keep it rolling after beating the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in their last contest, 64-56. UTSA rallied around Nick Allen, who was the games high scorer with 18 points on 8-for-13 shooting. UTSA dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 31.0 (above their season average of 28.2) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.442 (below their season average of 0.518). For those same stats, Southern Miss was 12.5 and 0.404, respectively.

It will be a showdown of conflicting tempos as the fast-paced Roadrunners will look to push the more grind-it-out Bulldogs. The Roadrunners currently rank 19th in possessions per game while the Bulldogs are 194th.

These teams have already met once this season. The Roadrunners won 78-76. The Roadrunners dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 36.8 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.507. For those same stats, the Bulldogs were 25.0 and 0.492, respectively. Boykins was the top overall scorer in the game with 24 points.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. UTSA Roadrunners Prediction

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

Betting Notes:

  • The Roadrunners rank 30th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Bulldogs rank 65th (5.7).
  • Louisiana Tech averages 14.5 assists per game, which ranks 94th in the nation. UTSA ranks 107th in assists allowed per game (12.8).
  • Louisiana Tech ranks 32nd in three pointers allowed per game (19.1) while UTSA ranks 221st (23.8).
  • The Roadrunners rank 11th in rebounds per game (40.6) while the Bulldogs rank 184th (34.6).
  • Louisiana Tech averages 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 55th in the nation. UTSA ranks 129th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).

Betting Trends:

  • The Roadrunners have been outscored by an average of 1.4 points in their last five games. For the season, UTSA has defeated opponents by an average of 3.6 points.
  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 73.4 points per game (2.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.6 points per game (2.5 above their season average).