Utah State Aggies face Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Utah State Aggies vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Odds
The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners will be trying to slam the Utah State Aggies on Saturday when the teams tip off at UTSA Convocation Center in college betting action.
Texas-San Antonio battles the Aggies, currently sitting with a 9-1 mark (4-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-1 for the Roadrunners and 2-1 for the Aggies.
The visitors opened as 4.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 314-ranked Roadrunners and the No. 123-rated Aggies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-62 win for the Aggies on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas-San Antonio's No. 232 nationally ranked offense (65.1 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 105 at 62.7 PPG. The Roadrunners have been averaging 42.2% from the field, less than the Aggies have managed so far this season (50.1% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah State owns the country's No. 167-rated mark, allowing 70.5 points per game on the highway. Texas-San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 306 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Utah State, they were a 70-58 winner as they battled Southern Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Kyisean Reed scored 21 points leading the Aggies to a 70-58 victory over Southern Illinois at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday.
Texas-San Antonio won its last outing, a 75-45 result against Texas A&M C.C. on December 21. The Roadrunners blew out Texas A&M C.C. on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-45 win at American Bank Center.
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Southern Illinois are 2-0
After a win are 8-2
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose State are 2-0
After playing Texas A&M C.C. are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Aggies at Roadrunners trends to consider:
Utah State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas-San Antonio is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
Texas-San Antonio is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Utah State at Texas State, Monday, December 31
Texas-San Antonio home to San Jose State, Monday, December 31