The UTSA Roadrunners (1-6) will be at home in the UTSA Convocation Center when they clash with the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (3-4). Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders at UTSA Roadrunners Odds Preview
In the Islanders’ last contest, they edged the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros, 55-52. Myles Smith was the top scorer from either team with 23 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi played a nearly flawless game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.298 (above their season average of 0.182) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.4 (below their season average of 30.5). For those same stats, UT Rio Grande Valley recorded marks of 0.176 and 26.5, respectively.
The Roadrunners are trying to rebound after their 79-72 loss to the Prairie View A&M Panthers in their last contest. Jhivvan Jackson was the game’s high scorer with 30 points on 11-for-26 shooting. Prairie View A&M had an effective field goal percentage of 0.639 (above their season average of 0.446). UTSA, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 10.8 (better than their season average of 15.9).
This contest should be a matchup of opposite styles. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, UTSA has preferred to play quickly (16th in possessions per game), while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has been more half-court-oriented (310th in possessions per game).
The Roadrunners won the sole game against the Islanders last season, 64-50. UTSA had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.491 vs. 0.327). Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.308 vs. 0.161).
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders vs. UTSA Roadrunners ATS Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, ATS Winner – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Islanders rank 217th in blocks per game (2.7) while the Roadrunners rank 228th (2.5).
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ranks 45th in rebounds allowed per game (32.4) while UTSA ranks 321st (39.6).
The Roadrunners rank 19th in three pointers attempted per game (27.3) while the Islanders rank 269th (19.6).
UTSA ranks 100th in steals per game (6.9) while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ranks 199th in steals allowed per game (6.7).