Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (9-8) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (13-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -11 See the Latest Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will be hosting the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday afternoon.
The Hilltoppers are playing some really good ball this season. The Hilltoppers have a record of 13-5 on the year, and currently Western Kentucky is atop the Conference USA standings. The Hilltoppers are in the top 50 in the nation in scoring offense, putting up an average of 73.7 points per game. The Hilltoppers are also excellent on the boards, grabbing just over 39 rebounds per outing. WKU is on a roll right now, having won eight straight heading into this meeting with the Roadrunners.
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The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners are in the black this season, but not by much. The Roadrunners are 9-8 on the year, and currently UTSA is seventh in the Conference USA standings. The Roadrunners are scoring just over 72 points per game, but perhaps their biggest disadvantage going up against the Hilltoppers is on the boards. The Roadrunners have struggled rebounding the ball all season long, and going up against a team like the Hilltoppers, you need to limit their second chances, and get a few of your own.
It may be chalk, but I have to take the Hilltoppers in this spot. I just can’t trust this Roadrunner defense to keep them in it. Western Kentucky will get some points of their own, but their defense has been horrible this season, and I see no reason why that would change here on Saturday.