NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bobcats underdogs vs Roadrunners at Texas-San Antonio
Texas State Bobcats vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Odds
The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Texas State Bobcats at UTSA Convocation Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Roadrunners currently sports a 4-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-5-1 ATS. The Bobcats are 4-14 and 6-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Roadrunners produce a 6-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bobcats have gone 5-6-1 against the number.
The visitors opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 339-ranked Roadrunners and the No. 289-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 65-63 win for the Bobcats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 216 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with Texas-San Antonio’s No. 327 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas-San Antonio is college basketball's No. 51-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 122 with 6.6 per game.
Defensively, Texas State features the nation's No. 301-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.6 points per game. Texas-San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 270 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Texas State was a 91-74 loser at home against Texas-Arlington. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bobcats endured a 91-74 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Joel Wright at Strahan Coliseum.
Texas-San Antonio lost its last outing, a 73-71 result against Louisiana Tech on January 12. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Texas-San Antonio got 29 points from Kannon Burrage on the way to a 73-71 loss against Louisiana Tech on Saturday at UTSA Convocation Center.
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Texas-Arlington are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Louisiana Tech are 1-1
After a loss are 1-9
A few Bobcats at Roadrunners trends to consider:
Texas State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas-San Antonio
Texas State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas-San Antonio's last 6 games
Texas-San Antonio is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Texas State
Texas-San Antonio is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas State
Texas-San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas State at Idaho, Thursday, January 24
Texas-San Antonio at Seattle, Thursday, January 24