Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs Blue Raiders College Hoops Game Preview

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
6-10 January 18, 2014, 06:00 | Murphy Center 11-6



Texas-San Antonio travels to Middle Tennessee on Saturday, hoping to boost its 6-10 record with a victory over the Blue Raiders.

Supporters of the Roadrunners have watched them go 6-10 and 3-5 ATS on the year, while the Blue Raiders are at 11-6 and 5-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Raiders are 6-6, while the Roadrunners have a 5-2 mark.

View Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders as -18-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game matches up the No. 125 (Blue Raiders) and the No. 321 (Roadrunners) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Texas-San Antonio was a 78-65 loser in its last match on the road against UAB. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs. Texas-San Antonio suffered a 78-65 loss against UAB on Thursday, getting 14 points from Jordan Sims in a losing effort at Bartow Arena.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 63-54 loser as they battled Texas El Paso at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The Blue Raiders endured a 63-54 loss at the hands of the Miners on Thursday, despite a 13-point effort from Neiko Hunter at Murphy Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Middle Tennessee's No. 85-ranked offense, averaging 75.41 PPG, against a Roadrunners defense that ranks No. 245 at 78.62 PPG. The Blue Raiders field goal percentage has averaged 44.97% so far, more than the Roadrunners marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.28% per game.

A few Roadrunners at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Texas-San Antonio is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games
Middle Tennessee is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games at home


Next up:
Texas-San Antonio at Texas El Paso, Saturday, January 25th
Middle Tennessee at Tulsa, Thursday, January 23rd
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