Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs Texas State Bobcats Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Texas State vs Texas-San Antonio battle Saturday at Strahan Coliseum as the Bobcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Roadrunners will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-9-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 10-12 ATS. Texas-San Antonio is 11-3-1 on the totals; Texas State is 11-7-1.
The Bobcats were listed as 3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at GTbets, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 295-rated Bobcats and the No. 339-ranked Roadrunners, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 64-63 result in favor of the Bobcats.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas State has the nation's No. 106-rated offensive output, at 70.3 PPG. The visiting Roadrunners defense ranks No. 302 allowing on average 72.4 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 41% so far, more than the Roadrunners marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas-San Antonio owns the country's No. 273-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. Texas State, on the other hand, rates No. 167 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Texas-San Antonio was a 61-52 loser at home against CS Bakersfield. Texas-San Antonio suffered a 61-52 loss against CS Bakersfield on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Michael Hale III in a losing effort at UTSA Convocation Center.
In their last action, Texas State was an 84-69 loser on the road against Louisiana Tech. They covered the 17.5-point spread as underdogs. Texas State got 13 points from Joel Wright but lost anyway, 84-69, to Louisiana Tech on Saturday at Thomas Center.
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Nicholls State are 6-4
After playing CS Bakersfield are 0-1
After a loss are 1-9
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Lamar are 3-7
After playing Louisiana Tech are 0-1
After a loss are 1-9
A few Roadrunners at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas-San Antonio's last 6 games on the road
Texas-San Antonio is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas State
Texas-San Antonio is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas State's last 8 games
Texas State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Texas-San Antonio
Texas State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas-San Antonio
Texas State is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
Texas-San Antonio home to Nicholls State, Saturday, February 23
Texas State at Lamar, Saturday, February 23