Texas State Bobcats (4-3) at Denver Pioneers (1-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Magness Arena)
The Line: Denver Pioneers +7 -- Over/Under: 137 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texas State Bobcats and the Denver Pioneers meet Saturday in college basketball action from Magness Arena.
Texas State enters this one at 4-3 so far. After falling in consecutive games to Texas and Our Lady of the Lake, the Bobcats got a win over Texas A&M-CC in their last outing. As for Denver, they’re 1-4 this season. The Pioneers are on a four-game losing streak, most recently falling to Northern Colorado on Wednesday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Texas State opened up with two wins over Mary Hardin-Baylor and Texas A&M-CC, then fell to Mississippi State before beating Incarnate Word. Losses 74-53 to Texas and 61-58 followed, but the Bobcats managed another win over Texas A&M-CC in their last game.
In the win over the Islanders, Texas State’s Caleb Asberry managed 15 points with three rebounds. Mason Harrell posted 13 points with five boards and five assists in that one, and Nighael Ceaser put up 10 points with two rebounds.
Over on the Denver side, things started out well enough this season with an 82-66 win over Regis CO. Since then it’s been four straight losses, however. Those defeats came 83-63 to UC Riverside, 83-61 to Wyoming, 73-70 to Dixie State and 83-75 to Northern Colorado.
In the loss to the Bears, Denver’s leading scorer was Jase Townsend with 33 points, four rebounds and two assists. Robert Jones posted 15 points with six rebounds in that one, and Frank Ryder managed 10 points with five rebounds as the only other team player in double-figures.
Denver is 5-2 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last four overall. The Pioneers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 versus a team with a winning straight-up record and the under is 5-2 in the last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Bobcats are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine after an ATS loss. Texas State is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last four overall.
PICK: I’m going with Texas State in this one. There’s not a ton of luster on this matchup however, as both these teams are struggling in the early-going this season. Denver has been scoring reasonably well, with 70 or more points in three of five games. Thing is, the Pioneers also give up a ton of points: 73 or more in each of their last four, and 83 in three of those. The Bobcats should have plenty of offense to take advantage in a cover here.