Oklahoma Sooners (1-0) at UTSA Roadrunners (0-1)
|Date & Time||Monday November 12, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: UTSA Roadrunners +8 -- Over/Under:
The Oklahoma Sooners and the UTSA Roadrunners meet in college basketball action from the UTSA Convocation Center on Monday night.
The Oklahoma Sooners will look to build on a strong start to the season, taking down UT-Rio Grande Valley by a final score of 91-76 in their last outing. Christian James led the Sooners with 29 points on 9 of 17 shooting with 4 threes while Aaron Calixte added 15 points on 4 of 7 shooting with 3 triples. Brady Manek added 12 points with 12 rebounds for the double-double to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Oklahoma in the win. Jamuni McNeace added 9 points and 12 rebounds of his own, falling just one point shy of a double-double of his own. As a team, Oklahoma is averaging 91 points on 50% shooting from the field, 47.8% from behind the arc and 71% from the foul line after their opening game of the season.
The UTSA Roadrunners will look to rebound after a disappointing start to the year with a 77-76 loss to subdivision St. Edward’s in their last outing. Keaton Wallace and Nick Allen tied for the team lead with 15 points apiece, with Allen adding 3 triples and 8 rebounds. Giovanni De Nicolao added 13 points along with 8 rebounds and a team-high 6 assists with 4 steals while Byron Frohnen added 10 points to round the quartet of double-digit scorers for the Roadrunners in the losing effort. As a team, UTSA is averaging 76 points on 44.6% shooting from the field, 19.2% from behind the 3-point line and 50% from the foul line after their first game of the season.
Oklahoma is 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the over is 20-8 in their last 28 non-conference games. UTSA is 10-4 ATS in their lqst 14 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Big 12.
The Sooners have been brutal ATS on the road dating back to last season, while UTEP is solid overall, but there’s no way I can side with the Miners, even getting points at home, after losing to a D-II opponent in their season opener. Oklahoma is showing once again that they’re capable offensively, and I think in this case you have to lay the points with Oklahoma until UTEP gives a reason to do otherwise.