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Texas State Bobcats visit Denver Pioneers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Texas State BobcatsDenver Pioneers
Jan 3, 9:00 PM | Magness Arena

Texas State Bobcats vs Denver Pioneers Odds

4-10TEAM RECORD5-7

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Magness Arena Thursday as host Denver looks to handle the Texas State Bobcats in NCAA hoops action.

Denver will face the 4-10 Bobcats, who own a 4-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pioneers are 4-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 4-4 favoring the OVER.

View Texas State vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Denver opened as 17-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 249-ranked Pioneers and the No. 200-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-62 win for the Pioneers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 292-ranked offense, averaging 61.8 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 322 at 75.1 PPG. The Pioneers field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.3% per game.

Defensively, Texas State features the nation's No. 323-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.3 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 260 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas State lost its last outing, an 81-57 result against Utah State on December 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Texas State was run off the court by the Aggies on Monday as Utah State routed them 81-57 at Strahan Coliseum.

Denver won its last outing, a 50-35 result against Texas-Arlington on December 31. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Nate Engesser scored 14 points leading the Pioneers to a 50-35 victory over Texas-Arlington at College Park Center on Monday.

Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Texas-Arlington are 0-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Bobcats at Pioneers trends to consider:
Texas State is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Denver is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Texas State at New Mexico State, Saturday, January 5
Denver home to Texas-San Antonio, Sunday, January 6