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Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/4/14

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (4-8) at Arkansas Razorbacks (10-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)

The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN Full Court

The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Arkansas Razorbacks are off to a 10-2 start to the season and they have won their last six games in a row. Arkansas has lost to Gonzaga and Cal, both in neutral site games, making them a perfect 8-0 at home so far this season. Michael Qualls is leading Arkansas averaging 13.9 points per game. Bobby Portis is averaging 12.3 points, Alandise Harris is averaging 10.8 points, and Rashad madden is averaging 9.7 points. Arkansas is averaging 85.8 points and they are shooting 49.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Mike Anderson left a winning program at Missouri two years back to rebuild Arkansas and it appears that he is on the way to doing that.

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/4/14

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The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners are just 4-8 for the season and that is despite playing one of the softest schedules in the country. UTSA’s schedule ranks 350th in the nation and they don’t have a win over a team with a RPI better than 200 but they have five losses to teams with a RPI worse than 200. Keon Lewis leads the Roadrunners averaging 15.3 points per game. Hyii Thomas is averaging 12.2 points, Jordan Sims is averaging 11.2 points, and Devon Augusi is averaging 10.3 points. As a team Texas-San Antonio is averaging 69.4 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 76.5 points and their opponents are shooting 48.2 percent. It is clear that UTSA’s lack of defense is going to make it a challenging year for them.

Arkansas is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record. Texas-San Antonio is 7-2 against the spread following a win, 0-5 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record.

The line for this one hasn’t been posted yet because of the status of Keon Lewis but check back as I will update this with my free pick when the line comes out. 

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