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UTSA Roadrunners Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

UTSA looks to cover the Roadrunners-Blue Raiders pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 9-12 mark when they host Middle Tennessee in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UTSA Roadrunners were listed as 13.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs UTSA Roadrunners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will look to cover the spread vs the UTSA Roadrunners on Thursday, as the Blue Raiders are 15-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Roadrunners are 6-8 ATS. Middle Tennessee is 7-13-1 against the total, while UTSA is 5-8-1 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the UTSA Roadrunners rated this week at No. 307 and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders sitting at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up UTSA's No. 250 nationally ranked offense (64.95 points per game) against a Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defense that sits as the No. 24 at 63.86 PPG. The UTSA Roadrunners have been averaging 38.42% from the field, less than the Blue Raiders have managed so far this season (48.75% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Middle Tennessee got 19 points from Jacorey Williams en route to a 71-61 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday at Murphy Center.

UTSA got 20 points from Jeff Beverly but lost anyway, 81-66, to Western Kentucky on Saturday at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • UTSA is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UTSA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee at UTEP, Saturday, February 4th
UTSA at UAB, Saturday, February 4th

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