The UTSA Roadrunners (1-0) will travel to Strahan Coliseum to go head-to-head with the Texas State Bobcats (0-1) in their home opener. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 131.5 points with Texas State set as a 6-point favorite. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
UTSA Roadrunners at Texas State Bobcats Odds Preview
The Roadrunners easily got past the East Central Tigers in their last game, 92-59. Keaton Wallace was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 8-for-16 shooting. UTSA played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.1 and a turnover percentage of 15.7. East Central was 7.9 and 23.4, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Bobcats last game, they were beaten by the Air Force Falcons, 65-57, and were unable to cover as 3.5-point underdogs. Nijal Pearson was Texas States leading scorer with 13 points on 5-for-16 shooting. Air Force had a much better turnover percentage (14.7 vs. 28.0). Texas State, meanwhile, did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (12-17; 70.6 percent). The two teams combined to score 122 points, which came in under the projected point total of 134.5.
Texas State could dominate on defense as they clash against one of the worst offenses in the NCAA. Dating back to last season, the Bobcats rank 42nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.469), while UTSA is 343rd in effective field goal percentage (0.440).
The Roadrunners are 15-19 straight up (SU) and 13-12-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Games including UTSA have finished over the O/U total 50.0 percent of the time since last season.
Meanwhile, the Bobcats, are 20-14 SU and 17-13-1 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Texas State games over that same time frame with 17 unders compared to 14 overs.
The Roadrunners won the only game against the Bobcats last season, 63-48. The Roadrunners dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.373 and a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 38.2. The Bobcats had marks of 0.133 and 27.1, respectively, for those same stats.
UTSA Roadrunners vs. Texas State Bobcats Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Texas State, ATS Winner – Texas State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bobcats rank 46th in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while the Roadrunners rank 130th (20.5).
- UTSA ranks 23rd in rebounds per game (39.5) while Texas State ranks 247th (33.6).
- The Bobcats rank 55th in blocks per game (4.4) while the Roadrunners rank 258th (2.0).
- Texas State ranks 100th in assists per game (14.4) while UTSA ranks 283rd (11.1).