Betting on today’s Roadrunners and Bobcats game? Catch the action at Strahan Arena at the University Events Center in San Marcos, TX, as the Bobcats hosts this showdown at 8:15 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 147.5 points, with the Bobcats being the favored team playing at home against the Roadrunners.
UTSA ROADRUNNERS VS TEXAS STATE BOBCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UTSA Roadrunners +7.5
This game will be played at Strahan Arena at the University Events Center at 8:15 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE UTSA ROADRUNNERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Bobcats.
- Even though we have Texas State winning straight-up, we like UTSA at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Will the UTSA Defense Show Up on the Road?
UTSA has played a total of four games this season, with a record of 1-2. When playing on the road, the Roadrunners are winless at 0-2, while they are 1-0 when playing at home. Against the spread, UTSA holds a 1-2 record thus far in the current year. Taking into account games from last season, UTSA has gone 6-4 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
In three games, UTSA comes in with an over/under mark of 3-0-0, with their games averaging 165.3 points per game. The Roadrunners’ last five games have finished with a combined 77 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.
The UTSA offense is coming off a game in which they scored 82 points vs. Lamar. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.2% while connecting on 8 threes. Adante’ Holiman is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.7. Meanwhile, Trey Edmonds also brings a PPG average of 13 into the game.
The Roadrunners’ defense is presently ranked 140th nationally, allowing an average of 86.7 points per contest. Against Lamar in their most recent game, the UTSA defense gave up a total of 90 points while allowing Lamar to hit 35% of their shots.
Will Texas State Live Up to Expectations at Home?
Heading into their 4th game of the season, Texas State has a 1-2 record. Over their previous ten home games, Texas State has gone 4-6, including last year. As of now, Texas State has a 1-2 record against the spread heading into today’s game. When factoring in their performance from last season, Texas State is 2-8 vs. the spread in their previous ten games.
Through three games, Texas State has an over/under record of 2-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 141.3 points per game so far. The Bobcats have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 70 points per game and an over/under record of 5-0.
In their latest game, Texas State offense put up 54 points against Oklahoma. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 31.2% and made 5 threes. Coming into the game, the Bobcats offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 28%. On average, they get up 19 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 11 made free-throws.
Coming into today’s game, the Texas State defense is giving up an average of 76.3 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.7 threes per game vs. UTSA. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.6%.