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Houston Favored by -12.5 Against UTSA on Friday - Week 1 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

UTSA Roadrunners


Houston Cougars
Friday, August 29, 2014 9:00 PM ET
Houston Football Stadium

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Houston and UTSA on Friday, with the host Cougars trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

UTSA Roadrunners vs Houston Cougars Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Houston Cougars sat as -12.5-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

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Computer Prediction: UTSA Roadrunners vs Houston Cougars Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cougars to win this game on Friday 35-24. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UTSA Roadrunners vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars sport a record of 8-5 and 10-3 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the UTSA Roadrunners sit at 7-5 and 7-4-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 6-7 for the Cougars and 3-9 for the Roadrunners. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs UTSA injuries news.

The Houston Cougars sit at No. 22 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the UTSA Roadrunners are at No. 62 on that chart.

How UTSA Roadrunners vs Houston Cougars Stats Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 38-ranked offense, averaging 33.15 PPG, against a UTSA defense that ranks No. 62 this week at 26.33 PPG. The Houston aerial game is averaging 280.54 yards per game, more than the UTSA Roadrunners secondary allows through the air, 233.25 YPG per game.

Defensively, the UTSA Roadrunners feature the league's No. 40-rated road run defense, allowing 145.67 yards per game. Houston, meanwhile, ranks No. 64 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, UTSA was a 30-10 winner at home against Louisiana Tech. They covered the 16-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (40) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Evans Okotcha went over the 100-yard mark (105) in his team's latest effort as UTSA defeated Louisiana Tech by a score of 30-10 on Saturday.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 41-24 loser as they battled Vanderbilt on the road. Houston failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 65 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Last time out for the the Cougars, they were scorched by Jordan Matthews for 143 receiving yards against the Commodores in a 41-24 loss at Legion Field.

Next Betting Matchups

UTSA home to Arizona, Thursday, September 4th
Houston home to Grambling State, Saturday, September 6th