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Texas State vs.Texas-San Antonio - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (1-6) at Texas State Bobcats (2-1)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Strahan Coliseum)

The Line: Texas State Bobcats -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Time Warner Cable Sports Channel – Texas, ESPN 3

The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners will travel Strahan Coliseum to take on the Texas State Bobcats this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners lost their third consecutive game and dropped to 1-6 (0-0 C-USA) after being defeated by the D-II Texas-Permian Basin Falcons, 90-85, this past Sunday. Texas-San Antonio was down by a 40-35 margin at halftime, and although they were able to tie the game at 80-80 with less than five minutes left, the Roadrunners couldn’t pull out the victory. Texas-San Antonio shot 48.3% from the field however, shot just 26.7% from beyond the arc and committed 16 turnovers in the loss. The Roadrunners allowed Texas-Permian Basin to shoot 44.4% from the field and outrebounded the Falcons by a 44-28 margin. Leading the way for Texas-San Antonio was Ryan Bowie who had a double-double with 27 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 assists. On the season the Falcons have been led by Ryan Bowie (20.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg), J.R. Harris (12.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg), and Gino Littles (8.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.3 apg). Offensively, Texas-San Antonio is averaging 74.0 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field and 35.9% shooting from beyond the arc. The Roadrunners are shooting 68.1% from the FT line and pull down 32.9 rpg. Defensively, Texas-San Antonio is allowing an average of 87.9 ppg on 50.7% shooting. The Roadrunners are allowing teams to shoot 42.2% from three-point range and allow 32.3 rpg.

Texas State vs.Texas-San Antonio - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas State Bobcats improved to 2-1 (0-0 Sun Belt) on the season after defeating the McNeese State Cowboys, 70-67, this past Saturday. Texas State allowed McNeese State to pull within three points after being up 67-55 with just under a minute to play, but was able to hang on to secure the victory. Texas State shot 42.4% from the floor however, committed 17 turnovers in the win. The Bobcats allowed the Cowboys to shoot 42.1% from the field and outrebounded McNeese State by a 48-27 margin. Leading the way for Texas State was Emani Gant who had a double-double with 13 points, 15 rebounds, and 2 blocks. On the season, the Bobcats have been led by Emani Gant (12.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.0 bpg), Kavin Gilder-Tilbury (11.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg), and Cameron Naylor (11.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg). Offensively, Texas State is averaging 72.0 ppg on 42.3% shooting from the field and 28.6% shooting from beyond the arc. The Bobcats shoot 65.1% from the FT line and pull down 42.7 rpg. Defensively, Texas State is holding their opponents to an average of 64.3 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Bobcats are allowing teams to shoot 42.9% from beyond the arc and are allowing 26.3 rpg.

The Roadrunners are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games however, just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall.

Texas-San Antonio has gotten off to a horrible start to their season as their high-tempo offense is not generating enough points to keep up with the points they are allowing. Texas State has proven that they are a tough defensive team and if they can continue to get scoring from players besides Emani Gant and Cameron Naylor, the Bobcats could be a tougher team than expected in the Sun Belt this season. Texas-San Antonio just lost to a D-II team and as 5 of their 6 losses have lost by double-digits, I think the Bobcats defense will be able to slow down the roadrunners offensive and cover this spread at home. Take Texas State to cover.

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