Denver Pioneers take on Bobcats in NCAA basketball test
Denver Pioneers vs Texas State Bobcats Odds
Texas State will look to improve on its 7-14 record on Saturday when they host Denver in NCAA basketball odds action at Strahan Coliseum.
The Bobcats are 7-14 so far on the season, and 9-9 ATS vs. the number. The Pioneers, meanwhile, are 12-8 and 9-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Texas State go 8-6-1 and the Pioneers go 7-9 on the totals.
Bettors looking to side with Texas State in this one found them as 9.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 170-rated Denver taking on the No. 270-rated Bobcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-62 win for the Pioneers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas State has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 71.6 PPG. The visiting Pioneers defense ranks No. 5 allowing on average 54.8 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 42.2% so far, less than the Pioneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.8% per game.
Defensively, Denver features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.1 points per game. Texas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 163 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Denver, they were a 71-57 winner as they battled Texas-San Antonio on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Brett Olson scored 16 points leading the Pioneers to a 71-57 victory over Texas-San Antonio at UTSA Convocation Center on Thursday.
Texas State was an 86-72 loser in its last match at home against New Mexico State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Matt Staff scored 20 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 86-72 against New Mexico State in college basketball action at Strahan Coliseum.
Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 2-0
After playing Texas-San Antonio are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Pioneers at Bobcats trends to consider:
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
Denver is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Texas State is 3-9-1 SU in its last 13 games ,
Texas State is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,at home
Denver home to Seattle, Thursday, February 7
Texas State at Texas-Arlington, Thursday, February 7