Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs USC Upstate Spartans Odds
The visiting Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at G. B. Hodge Center against the USC Upstate Spartans.
This season, the Spartans are 3-5 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Roadrunners are 3-5 and 2-1-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, USC Upstate boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Texas-San Antonio is 1-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 178-ranked Spartans and the No. 322-rated Roadrunners in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-58 win for the Spartans on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits USC Upstate's No. 181-ranked offense, averaging 68 PPG, against a Roadrunners defense that ranks No. 266 at 71.2 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Roadrunners marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.9% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas-San Antonio owns the country's No. 263-rated mark, allowing 75.8 points per game on the highway. USC Upstate, on the other hand, rates No. 45 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Texas-San Antonio, they were a 53-42 loser as they battled Mississippi State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. The Roadrunners endured a 53-42 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Tuesday, despite a 15-point effort from Kannon Burrage at Humphrey Coliseum.
USC Upstate lost its last outing, a 72-53 result against Kansas State on December 2. USC Upstate got 13 points from Jodd Maxey but lost anyway, 72-53, to Kansas State on Sunday at Bramlage Coliseum.
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas A&M C.C. are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Roadrunners at Spartans trends to consider:
Texas-San Antonio is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Texas-San Antonio at Texas A&M C.C., Friday, December 21
USC Upstate at Baylor, Monday, December 17