Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs Denver Pioneers Preview
Denver Pioneers vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Odds
Denver travels to Texas-San Antonio on Thursday, hoping to boost its 11-8 record with a victory over the Roadrunners.
The Roadrunners currently sports a 5-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-6-1 ATS. The Pioneers are 11-8 and 8-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Roadrunners produce a 8-2-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Pioneers have gone 6-9 against the number.
The Pioneers were listed as 7-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 335-ranked Roadrunners and the No. 170-rated Pioneers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-57 win for the Pioneers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas-San Antonio has the nation's No. 201-rated offensive output, at 66.4 PPG. The visiting Pioneers defense ranks No. 5 allowing on average 54.6 PPG. The Roadrunners FG% has averaged 40.8% so far, less than the Pioneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.
Defensively, Denver features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.2 points per game. Texas-San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 238 nationally in scoring at home.
Denver was a 53-42 loser in their most recent outing on the road against New Mexico State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Pioneers got 9 points from Chris Udofia, but it was New Mexico State that prevailed in a 53-42 final on Wednesday at Pan American Center.
Texas-San Antonio lost its last outing, a 74-70 result against Idaho on January 26. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Michael Hale III scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Roadrunners to a win (they lost 74-70 to Idaho at Cowan Spectrum on Saturday).
Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-4
Before playing Texas State are 1-0
After playing New Mexico State are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-1
Before playing New Mexico State are 1-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Pioneers at Roadrunners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
Denver is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Denver is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas-San Antonio's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas-San Antonio's last 9 games
Texas-San Antonio is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Texas-San Antonio is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver at Texas State, Saturday, February 2
Texas-San Antonio home to New Mexico State, Saturday, February 2