The UTSA Roadrunners (0-2) will clash against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (1-1) at Silver Spurs Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, 2019.
UTSA Roadrunners vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies Betting Odds
Both teams lost in their last contest. The Golden Grizzlies lost a tough one against the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, 56-53, while the Roadrunners lost to the Southern Illinois Salukis, 72-60.
UTSA had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.0 vs. 16.1) while Oakland had a much better free throw rate (0.235 vs. 0.105). Oakland’s Kevin Kangu had a good outing, finishing with 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. UTSA, meanwhile, rallied around Jhivvan Jackson, who had 32 points and five rebounds.
The Roadrunners have had records of 16-14 straight up (SU) and 17-13 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to place the total high when UTSA is involved since last season as 63.3 percent of their games have ended under the projected point total.
Meanwhile, the Golden Grizzlies, are 16-17 SU and 8-22 ATS since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to place the total high when Oakland has been involved over that same time frame as 60.0 percent of their games have gone under the projected point total.
The upper-echelon offense of Oakland will face off against the mid-tier defense of UTSA. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Golden Grizzlies offense ranks 34th in effective field goal percentage (0.546), while the UTSA defense ranks 137th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.494). The Golden Grizzlies figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. Also, the Roadrunners rank 306th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.193), while the Golden Grizzlies rank 52nd in opponents’ FTA rate (0.194).
UTSA vs. Oakland Betting Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Oakland, ATS Winner – Oakland, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- UTSA ranks 46th in rebounds per game (38.2) while Oakland ranks 270th (32.9).
- The Roadrunners average 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 105th in the country. The Golden Grizzlies rank 168th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
- The Golden Grizzlies rank eighth in assists per game (17.5) while the Roadrunners rank 186th (13.0).
- UTSA averages 26.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 30th in the country. Oakland ranks 201st in three pointers allowed per game (23.1).