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Roadrunners open as underdog vs Spartans

San Jose State SpartansUTSA Roadrunners
Oct 20, 2:00 PM | Turf of Alamodome

San Jose State Spartans vs UTSA Roadrunners Odds


UTSA will look to improve on its 5-1 record this week when they host San Jose State in Week 8 action at Alamodome on Saturday.

The Roadrunners currently sports a record of 5-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-1 ATS. The Spartans are 4-2 and 5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Roadrunners post a 1-2 over under record this season, while the Spartans have gone 3-2 against the number.

View San Jose State vs UTSA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Roadrunners in this one found them as 14-point underdogs at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Roadrunners, currently No. 29 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Spartans, who rate No. 30 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 41-33 victory for the Roadrunners.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UTSA's No. 37-ranked offense (33.8 PPG) against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 45 at 22.7 PPG. The Roadrunners passing attack has averaged 202.3 yards per game, more than the Spartans give up through the air (196 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Spartans own the league's No. 65-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 165.3 yards per game when on the road. UTSA, on the other hand, rates No. 39 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

San Jose State was a 49-27 loser in their most recent outing at home against Utah State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (76) made winners of OVER bettors. David Fales's 467-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Utah State earned a 49-27 win over San Jose State on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

In their last action, UTSA was a 34-14 loser on the road against Rice. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. UTSA didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Owls as Rice blasted them 34-14 in Week 7 action.

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7

UTSA Roadrunners Trends:
When playing in October are 0-1
When playing on turf are 4-1
When playing within the conference are 1-0

A few Spartans at Roadrunners trends to consider:
San Jose State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Jose State is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games on the road
UTSA is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
San Jose State home to Texas State, Saturday, October 27
UTSA home to Utah State, Saturday, October 27