Middle Tennessee vs. UTSA - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (3-13) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (9-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the UTSA Roadrunners face off on Saturday in a conference USA college basketball match up.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 9-5 this season and they have win two of their last three games. MTSU is averaging 69.8 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Reggie Upshaw leads the Blue Raiders averaging 14.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Giddy Potts is averaging 14 points and 6.4 rebounds, Darnell Harris is averaging 13.2 points, and Perrin Buford is averaging 10.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. MTSU looks like they have a chance to land in the post season somewhere.
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The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners are 3-13 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. UTSA is averaging 71.4 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 87.6 points and their opponents are shooting 52 percent. Ryan Bowie leads the Roadrunners averaging 17.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. J.R. Harris is averaging 12.7 points, Christian Wilson is averaging 11.9 points, and Gino Littles is averaging 8.2 points. UTSA just seems to be no match on the defensive end of the court.
Middle Tennessee is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 19-8-1 against the spread in their last 28 home games, and 5-12-1 against the spread against Conference USA. UTSA is 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games, 1-5 against the spread against Conference USA, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record.
UTSA just can’t stop anyone and while this line makes this not such a strong play I am stil going with MTSU.