The FAU Owls and UTSA Roadrunners meet Thursday in college basketball action at the UTSA Convocation Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The FAU Owls Preview
The FAU Owls are averaging 77.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Alijah Martin is averaging 12.9 points and 1.5 assists, while Johnell Davis is averaging 12.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. Vladislav Goldin is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Forrest is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The FAU Owls are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The FAU Owls are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game.
The UTSA Roadrunners Preview
The UTSA Roadrunners are averaging 68.2 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Japhet Medor is averaging 13.7 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Jacob Germany is averaging 11.4 points and 7.5 rebounds. John Buggs III is the third double-digit scorer and DJ Richards is dishing 0.9 assists. The UTSA Roadrunners are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The UTSA Roadrunners are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Roadrunners are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Owls last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Roadrunners last 5 home games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The UTSA Roadrunners will be up for this game with a ranked team coming to town, but they're in terrible form, so it's hard to expect much. FAU is not only winning games but is covering numbers as well. FAU wins in the favorite role by an average of 15.6 points. Big number for a road team, but I'm backing FAU anyway.