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UTSA vs. North Texas - 11/24/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Texas Mean Green (8-3) at UTSA Roadrunners (3-8)
Date & Time Saturday November 24, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: UTSA Roadrunners +21.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | North Texas Mean Green (8-3) at UTSA Roadrunners (3-8)
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The North Texas Mean Green and the UTSA Roadrunners meet in a week 13 C-USA college football matchup from the Alamodome on Saturday night.

The North Texas Mean Green will look to end the season with some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 5 games following a 41-38 win over FAU in their last outing. Mason Fine has thrown for 3,414 yards, 25 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 63.9% passing while Deandre Torrey has rushed for 787 yards and 13 touchdowns. Rico Bussey Jr. leads the Mean Green with 66 grabs for 990 yards and 12 touchdowns while Jalen Guyton has 45 receptions for 624 yards and 5 TDs and Jaelon Darden has added 43 catches for 550 yards and 4 scores. As a team, North Texas is averaging 468.9 yards of total offense and 37.5 points per game this season.

The UTSA Roadrunners will look to finish off the season on a high note after 5 straight losses, including a 23-0 loss to Marshall in their last outing. Cordale Grundy has thrown for 989 yards, 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 50.5% passing while B.J. Daniels leads UTSA in rushing with 322 rushing yards and 3 rushing scores this season. Greg Campbell Jr. leads the Roadrunners with 47 catches for 472 yards this season. As a team, UTSA is averaging 233.3 yards of total offense and 13.5 points per game this season.

North Texas is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 8-0 in their last 8 road games. UTSA is 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall while the under is 11-3 in their last 14 conference games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.

The home team has had all of the success in recent meetings between these two teams, and this is a lot of points to lay for any team, especially on the road. However, it’s hard for me to make a case to back UTSA, when the roadrunners have scored 7 points or less in 4 of their last 5 games. North Texas has had covering issues lately, but they’re still a far superior team that will want to end the year on a high note, so I’ll lay the points with the Mean Green here.

Pick:
North Texas -21.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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