Looking to win big? The Roadrunners and Shockers face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The Shockers are hosting the game at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS. The odds for this American Athletic conference game currently have Wichita State as the -9 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 157.5 points.
UTSA ROADRUNNERS VS WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UTSA Roadrunners +9
This game will be played at Charles Koch Arena at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.
WHY BET THE UTSA ROADRUNNERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Shockers.
- Even though we have Wichita State winning straight-up, we like UTSA at +9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 157.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Will UTSA Find a Way to Win on the Road?
UTSA has struggled on the road this season, going just 2-8 away from home. Over their last 10 road games, the Roadrunners have gone 2-8. For the year, UTSA’s average scoring margin on the road is -9.7 points per game.
As the underdog, UTSA is 2-12 this season. They come into this game on a two-game losing streak, and their record for the year is 8-14. In their last game, they lost to Rice by a score of 80-76.
UTSA’s ATS record for the season is currently 9-12, but they have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Roadrunners have gone 6-8 vs. the spread this year and have an ATS mark of 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog.
UTSA’s over/under record for the season is 15-6 and their games have averaged 164.3 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 157.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (153.4) and there have been more games with more points than today’s OU line (13) than games with fewer points (8). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 164 points.
Coming off their recent game, the UTSA offense tallied 76 points in a matchup against Rice. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.1%, and they made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Roadrunners was Jordan Ivy-Curry with 19 points, while Christian Tucker also added 14 to the scoreboard.
The Roadrunners’ defense is presently ranked 326th nationally, allowing an average of 83.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UTSA’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 36.3% this season.
Can the Shockers Grab a Win at Home?
Through 22 games, Wichita State has an overall record of 9-13. They have lost two straight games and are just 1-8 in American Athletic Conference play. At home this season, the Shockers have gone 6-6 compared to their 2-7 record on the road.
Coming into tonight, Wichita State has been the favorite in 11 of their 22 games, going 7-4 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is -1.7 points per game.
Wichita State has been a poor ATS team this season, going just 7-13-1. Their ATS mark at home is 4-8, and they have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games. As the favorite, the Shockers have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread in their last 10 games.
So far this season, the over/under record for Wichita State is 11-10 and the average over/under line in their games is 146.7. Today’s over/under line of 157.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this season of 145.1. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.
Coming off their recent game, the Wichita State offense tallied 63 points in a matchup against Memphis. Their field goal percentage for the game was 35.6%, and they made 7 threes. Coming into the game, the Shockers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 31%. On average, they get up 20 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 11.3 made free-throws.
On the defensive side, Wichita State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.4 points per game. So far, the Wichita State defense is giving up an average of 9.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.2 times per game (609th).