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Louisiana Tech vs UTSA Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Bulldogs vs Roadrunners Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at UTSA Roadrunners
- Where: San Antonio at UTSA Convocation Center
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Louisiana Tech -7, LOUTCH -318 | UTSA +246 O/U 141.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs UTSA, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 11-10. So far, the Bulldogs have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 3-7. This season, Louisiana Tech has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 6-4. For today’s contest, Louisiana Tech has a betting line set -7 points in their favor.
Louisiana Tech’s leading scorer this season is Cobe Williams, who is averaging 18.84 points per contest. So far, Williams has accounted for 22.8% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.26 rebounds per game and 3.89 assists. Keaston Willis is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 12.38 points per game. Between him and Willis, they are accounting for 39.4% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Louisiana Tech is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 21 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.28% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
UTSA will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Louisiana Tech in order to snap their current 7 game losing streak. So far this season, UTSA has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-7. For the season, UTSA has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 2-13. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Roadrunners being +7 point underdogs.
UTSA’s leading scorer this season is Japhet Medor, who is averaging 13.68 points per contest. So far, Medor has accounted for 17.43% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.53 rebounds per game and 3.79 assists. DJ Richards is the second leading scorer for the Roadrunners, averaging 11.05 points per game. Between him and Richards, they are accounting for 33.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UTSA this season, as they are currently ranked 319th in college basketball at 67.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Roadrunners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.4%, placing them 487th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: UTSA Roadrunners +7
After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs as the favorites to win. Not only do the UTSA Roadrunners have a mediocre record vs the spread at home of late 5-5, but Louisiana Tech also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -7 in favor of the Bulldogs is too high and there is good value on grabbing UTSA vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing UTSA taking the points.