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Western Kentucky vs. UTSA - 3/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UTSA at Western Kentucky
Date & Time Wednesday March 6, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
E.A. Diddle Arena
Bowling Green, Kentucky
The Line
The Line: Western Kentucky -5.5 -- Over/Under: 149
TV Channel
Bein Sports
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NCAA BB | UTSA at Western Kentucky
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The UTSA Roadrunners and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the E.A. Diddle Arena.

The UTSA Roadrunners could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The UTSA Roadrunners are averaging 77 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Jhivvan Jackson is averaging 22.8 points and 2.5 assists while Keaton Wallace is averaging 21.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Nick Allen is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Giovanni De Nicolao is dishing 3.7 assists. The UTSA Roadrunners are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The UTSA Roadrunners are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The UTSA Roadrunners have lost five of their last six road games.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for another win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 72 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Charles Bassey is averaging 14.8 points and 9.9 rebounds while Taveion Hollingsworth is averaging 14.4 points and 2.4 assists. Jared Savage is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Anderson is grabbing four rebounds. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have won five of their last six home games.

The Roadrunners are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 20-8 ATS in their last 28 vs. Conference USA and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Conference USA and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 13-6 in Hilltoppers last 19 vs. Conference USA. The over is 5-1 in Roadrunners last 6 road games.

The first meeting between these teams needed overtime to be decided, and while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are playing better ball overall, it's the UTSA Roadrunners who are 17-8 ATS on the season and have covered 16 of their last 21 games. Western Kentucky enters this game only outscoring teams by an average of 1.4 points in its last five contests and has been in a lot of close games this season. UTSA has lost five of its last six on the road, but it loses road games by an average of 2.3 points. I'll take a shot with the free buckets.

Pick:
UTSA +5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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