Betting line favors Bobcats over Roadrunners
Texas State Bobcats vs UTSA Roadrunners Odds
A key Week 13 battle has the visiting Bobcats travelling to UTSA on Saturday to face the Roadrunners.
Backers of the Roadrunners have seen them go 7-4 and 6-3 ATS so far this season, while the Bobcats are at 3-7 and 7-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 2-7, while the Roadrunners are 5-2.
Betting Line: The Bobcats were listed as 2.5-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Roadrunners sit at No. 59 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Bobcats are at No. 105 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Roadrunners will win this game 31-20.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UTSA's No. 51-ranked offense (30.5 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 102 at 33.6 PPG. The Roadrunners passing attack has averaged 233.8 yards per game, less than the Bobcats give up through the air (258.7 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Bobcats own the league's No. 119-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 269.2 yards per game when on the road. UTSA, on the other hand, rates No. 96 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Texas State, they were a 21-10 loser as they battled Navy on the road. Texas State covered in the match as a 13-point underdog, while 31 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Bobcats were Week 12 losers coming out on the wrong end of 21-10 score against Navy.
UTSA was a 34-27 winner in its last match on the road against Idaho. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 61 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Roadrunners grabbed a Week 12 victory over the Vandals in their last game, winning 34-27 at Kibbie Dome.
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing in November are 0-3
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 4-4
UTSA Roadrunners Trends:
When playing in November are 2-1
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 2-2
When playing within the conference are 2-3
A few Bobcats at Roadrunners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas State's last 7 games
Texas State is 3-21 SU in its last 24 games
Texas State is 1-17 SU in its last 18 games on the road
UTSA is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Texas State home to New Mexico State, Saturday, December 1