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Roadrunners visit Wildcats in Week 3 battle

UTSA RoadrunnersArizona Wildcats
Sep 14, 10:30 PM | Grass of Arizona Stadium

UTSA Roadrunners vs Arizona Wildcats Odds


Arizona will look to improve on its 2-0 record this week when they host UTSA in Week 3 action at Arizona Stadium on Saturday.

The Roadrunners will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 2-0 ATS. UTSA is 1-1 against the total, while Arizona is 1-1 versus the number.

View UTSA vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Wildcats as 24.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 81-rated Wildcats and the No. 29-rated Roadrunners in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 69-22 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 46.5 PPG, against a Roadrunners defense that ranks No. 96 this week at 34.5 PPG. The Wildcats aerial game is averaging 84 yards per game, less than the Roadrunners secondary allows through the air, 301 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Roadrunners own the league's No. 35-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 193 yards per game when on the road. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 13 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

UTSA was a 56-35 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oklahoma State. They covered the 28-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (91) made winners of OVER bettors. In UTSA's last outing, Eric Soza threw for 308 yards in a losing cause against the Cowboys, 56-35 at Alamodome.

Arizona was a 58-13 winner in its last match on the road against UNLV. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 71 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Arizona got a 171-yard performance from Ka'Deem Carey as a key part of its 58-13 win over UNLV.

UTSA Roadrunners Trends:
When playing in September are 5-1
When playing on grass are 2-0
After being outgained are 3-2
When playing outside the conference are 6-2

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

A few Roadrunners at Wildcats trends to consider:
UTSA is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
UTSA is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games at home
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona's last 11 games

Next up:
UTSA at Texas El Paso, Saturday, September 21
Arizona at Washington, Saturday, September 28