Planning on watching today’s Roadrunners and Tigers game? Catch the action at FedExForum in Memphis, TN, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 161.5 points, and the Tigers are the home favorites against the Roadrunners in a American Athletic conference matchup.


The Pick: UTSA Roadrunners +19.5

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have Memphis winning straight-up, we like UTSA at +19.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 161.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Roadrunners Have a Shot at a Road Win?

UTSA enters this game as a 19.5-point underdog, and they have gone 1-7 as the underdog this season. They are 7-8 overall and 1-1 in American Athletic Conference play. On the road, the Roadrunners have gone 2-5 compared to 4-3 at home.

Most recently, UTSA defeated Rice by a score of 89-82. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 3-7, and over their last five, they have gone 2-3. On the season, they have been outscored by an average of 6.4 points per game on the road.

Against the spread, UTSA has a record of 6-8 this season. On the road, they are 2-5 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Roadrunners are 3-5 vs. the spread this year. Over their last three games as the underdog, UTSA is 3-0 vs. the spread.

UTSA’s over/under record for the season sits at 9-5, and the average scoring total in their games is 158.9 points. So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line of 161.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 172 points, and their over/under record during that stretch is 2-1.

Coming off a good offensive performance, UTSA’s offense scored 89 points against Rice. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.6%, and they went 15/18 from the free-throw line. Christian Tucker is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Dre Fuller brings a PPG average of 11.4 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the UTSA defense is giving up an average of 79.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UTSA’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.8% this season.

Can the Tigers Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Memphis enters this game as the favorite, with a record of 11-0 when favored this season. They have an overall record of 13-2, including a perfect 8-0 mark at home.

The Tigers have won eight straight games, and they are coming off a 62-59 win over SMU. Over their last 10 games at home, Memphis has gone 9-1.

Memphis has not been a good bet for their supporters this season with an ATS mark of 6-9. Their ATS record at home is even worse at 2-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have gone just 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Memphis is 9-6 and today’s line of 161.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.2). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

The Memphis offense is coming off a game where they scored 62 points against SMU. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.2% and connected on 6 threes. The top scorer for the Tigers was David Jones with 17 points, while Jahvon Quinerly also added 11 to the scoreboard.

The Tigers’ defense is presently ranked 161st nationally, allowing an average of 71.8 points per contest. Against SMU, the Tigers’ defense gave up 59 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, SMU only made 10 free-throws.