Baylor vs. UTSA - 9/7/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTSA Roadrunners at Baylor Bears
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM (McLane Stadium)
The Line: Baylor -27 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The UTSA Roadrunners and Baylor Bears meet Saturday in college football action at McLane Stadium.
The UTSA Roadrunners look for a statement victory after beating up on Incarnate Word in their season opener. The UTSA Roadrunners have lost five of their last six road games. Frank Harris is completing 77.8 percent of his passes for 206 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Harris . Brenden Brady and Tykee Ogle-Kellogg have combined for 83 receiving yards and one touchdown while Carlos Strickland II has four receptions. The UTSA Roadrunners ground game is averaging 284 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 123 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, UTSA is allowing seven points and 209 yards per game. Dadrian Taylor leads the UTSA Roadrunners with four tackles, Lorenzo Dantzler has two sacks and SaVion Harris has one interception.
The Baylor Bears look for a quick 2-0 start after smoking Stephen F. Austin last Saturday. The Baylor Bears have won four of their last five home games. Charlie Brewer is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 199 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Brewer has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. R.J. Sneed and Denzel Mims have combined for 103 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Trestan Ebner has five receptions. The Baylor Bears ground game is averaging 268 yards per contest, and John Lovett leads the way with 108 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 17 points and 277 yards per game. Bravvion Roy leads the Baylor Bears with six tackles, James Lynch has one sack and Blake Lynch has one interception.
The Roadrunners are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Bears are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. CUSA and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The over is 22-8 in Bears last 30 non-conference games. The under is 6-2 in Roadrunners last 8 games overall.
The Baylor Bears are 1-11-1 ATS in their last 13 games as a double-digit favorite, and that includes failing to cover the 43-point spread last week against SFA. The UTSA Roadrunners have split their last six games ATS as a double-digit underdog, and they have a playmaking quarterback who can get things done. Harris looked good out there in his college debut, and he should be eager to prove himself on a bigger stage against much better competition. Either way, Baylor doesn't cover big chalk, so give me the points.