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UTSA Roadrunners Hosting the Houston Cougars Week 1 Odds and Betting Pick

UTSA will look to improve on its 0-0 record this week when they host Houston in Week 1 action at Alamodome on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The UTSA Roadrunners were sitting as 15.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Odds Shark prediction models picked the Cougars to win this game on Saturday 34-23. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Houston Cougars vs UTSA Roadrunners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the spread this season, while the UTSA Roadrunners are 0-0 ATS. Houston is 0-0 on the over under betting totals; UTSA is 0-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and UTSA vs Houston injuries news.

The game pits the UTSA Roadrunners, currently No. 60 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Houston Cougars, who rate No. 18 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the UTSA Roadrunners No. -ranked offense ( PPG) against a Houston Cougars defense that ranks No. at PPG. The UTSA Roadrunners passing attack has averaged yards per game, more than the Houston Cougars give up through the air ( YPG on average).

Defensively, the Houston Cougars feature the league's No. 29-rated road run defense, allowing 138.6 yards per game. UTSA, meanwhile, ranks No. 60 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston was hammered in its last outing, as San Diego State ran up a 34-10 score against them at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Jarveon Williams went over the 100-yard mark (125) in his team's latest effort, but New Mexico still defeated UTSA by a score of 23-20.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 17-5-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Texas-San Antonio is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas-San Antonio's last 6 games
  • Texas-San Antonio is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Texas-San Antonio is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Arizona, Saturday, September 9th
UTSA at Baylor, Saturday, September 9th