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Louisiana Tech vs UTSA 12/29/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

UTSA Roadrunners (6-6) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (7-5)
December 29, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -13.5 / UTSA Roadrunners +13.5; Over/Under: +144.5
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The UTSA Roadrunners and the LA Tech Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Thomas Assembly Center on Thursday night.

The UTSA Roadrunners will try to bounce back from a 78-54 loss to North Texas in their last game. Japhet Medor has 12.3 PPG with 4.3 RPG and a team-high 3.9 APG to lead the Roadrunners in scoring and assists while Jacob Germany has 11.7 PPG with a team-high 7.8 RPG to lead the Roadrunners in rebounding and to round out the pair of double-digit scorers for UTSA so far this season. As a team, UTSA is averaging 69 PPG on 40.6% shooting from the field, 33.8% from three and 72.8% from the foul line this season.

The LA Tech Bulldogs will hope to build on a 108-52 win over subdivision Jarvis Christian last time out. Cobe Williams leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 17.9 PPG while Isaiah Crawford has 12.5 PPG with a team-high 5.5 RPG to lead the Bulldogs on the glass and Keaston Willis has 11.8 PPG with 4.3 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for LA Tech this season. Jordan Crawford also has a team-high 4.7 APG to lead the Bulldogs in assists so far this season. As a team, Louisiana Tech is averaging 77.6 PPG on 45.7% shooting from the field, 34.4% from three and 74% from the foul line this season.

UTSA is 16-34 ATS in their last 50 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. LA Tech is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games against a team with a losing road record.

I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m looking at the over here. These are two teams that have been trending to the higher-scoring games as of late and I think we could end up seeing more of the same in this one. I expect some positive regression after UTSA struggled their way through their game against North Texas and I think LA Tech scores some points in bunches themselves while also giving up a few as well. Give me the over.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 144.5

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