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College basketball point spread favors Owls in battle with Roadrunners

Florida Atlantic Owls Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners
10-15 February 15, 2014, 04:00 | UTSA Convocation Center 7-16



Florida Atlantic pays a visit to Texas-San Antonio on Saturday, hoping to send the Roadrunners to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at UTSA Convocation Center.

The Owls will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-8-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Roadrunners are 5-10 ATS. Florida Atlantic is 8-11-1 on the totals; Texas-San Antonio is 9-5.

View Florida Atlantic Owls vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners as 3-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 283-rated Roadrunners and the No. 130-ranked Owls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Florida Atlantic won its last outing, a 71-69 result against Texas El Paso on February 13. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Marquan Botley scored 23 points leading the Owls to a 71-69 victory over Texas El Paso at Don Haskins Center on Thursday.

Last time out for Texas-San Antonio, they were an 80-72 loser as they battled Florida International at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Texas-San Antonio got 16 points from Edrico McGregor but lost anyway, 80-72, to Florida International on Thursday at UTSA Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas-San Antonio's No. 158-ranked scoring average of 70.83 PPG, against a Owls defense rated No. 103 and allowing 68.32 PPG. The Roadrunners FG% has averaged 43.34% to date this season, more than the Owls shooters have managed so far (43.21% per game).

A few Owls at Roadrunners trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Texas-San Antonio is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Texas-San Antonio is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas-San Antonio's last 6 games
Texas-San Antonio is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Florida Atlantic home to Tulsa, Thursday, February 20th
Texas-San Antonio at Southern Miss, Thursday, February 20th