Texas State Bobcats vs. UTSA Roadrunners - 12/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTSA Roadrunners at Texas State Bobcats
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Strahan Arena)
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The UTSA Roadrunners (2-6) will visit the Texas State Bobcats (6-3) at the Strahan Arena. UTSA is coming off a solid win at home against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. This was their first division 1 win of the year. It took an entire month. UTSA won the game behind Keaton Wallace, who scored 31 points and going 15 of 15 from the free throw line. Wallace also contributed nine rebounds and five assists.
Wallace is playing his best basketball with Jhivvan Jackson, who averages 23.9 points per game on just 38.6 percent from the field. He shoots 85 percent from the foul line, though. Forward Byron Frohnen averages 6.3 rebounds per contest. UTSA is having trouble defending, allowing 77.4 points per contest while only scoring 71.1 points per game. Their field goal percentage as a team has dipped to 38.7 percent.
While UTSA shoots poorly from the field, Texas State has allowed teams to score 59.7 points per game in their first eight games of the season. I probably don’t even need to write more for this article. If UTSA is going to shoot 38.7 percent from the field, there’s no way they can beat Texas State, a team that’s disciplined and doesn’t foul. UTSA lives at the line. They won’t this game.
Texas State lost a close one on the road at Houston, 68-60. They’ve played pretty well as of late, winning four games before their defeat to Houston. They’re lead by Nijal Pearson who has averaged 18 points per game. Forward Isiah Small is contributing 7.9 rebounds per game.
Roadrunners are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite.
Bobcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win.
Under is 4-0 in Roadrunners last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Under is 5-0 in Bobcats last 5 overall.
Texas State is the real deal. They’ve played Power Five teams well and have defeated mid-majors with ease. Final Score Predictions: Texas State wins and covers ATS, 75-53.