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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Roadrunners underdogs vs Bulldogs at Texas-San Antonio

Louisiana Tech BulldogsTexas-San Antonio Roadrunners
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | UTSA Convocation Center

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Odds

13-3TEAM RECORD4-11

Texas-San Antonio will look to improve on its 4-11 record on Saturday when they host Louisiana Tech in NCAA basketball odds action at UTSA Convocation Center.

This season, the Roadrunners are 4-11 overall and 3-5-1 ATS ATS, while the Bulldogs are 13-3 and 9-3-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Texas-San Antonio boasts a 6-1 on the OU, and Louisiana Tech is 4-5.

View Louisiana Tech vs Texas-San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs were listed as 7.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Roadrunners - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas-San Antonio is rated No. 337 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisiana Tech is at No. 54. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-60 win for the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas-San Antonio's No. 250-ranked offense, averaging 64.3 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 122 at 64.1 PPG. The Roadrunners field goal percentage has averaged 40.8% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.9% per game.

Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 130-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Texas-San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 280 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Louisiana Tech, they were an 84-67 winner as they battled Texas State on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs got 17 points from Cordarius Johnson as Louisiana Tech ran past Texas State 84-67 on Thursday at Strahan Coliseum.

Texas-San Antonio was a 75-67 loser in its last match at home against Texas-Arlington. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Roadrunners endured a 75-67 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Kannon Burrage at UTSA Convocation Center.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Idaho are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas State are 7-3
After playing Texas-Arlington are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bulldogs at Roadrunners trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas-San Antonio's last 5 games
Texas-San Antonio is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Texas-San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas-San Antonio is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Louisiana Tech home to Idaho, Thursday, January 17
Texas-San Antonio home to Texas State, Saturday, January 19