Check out our free Western Kentucky vs UTSA pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in San Antonio. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Western Kentucky vs UTSA Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds

Hilltoppers vs Roadrunners Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at UTSA Roadrunners
  • Where: San Antonio at UTSA Convocation Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 7th
  • Betting Odds: Western Kentucky -6.5, WKENT -308 | UTSA +241 O/U 143.5

Hilltoppers Preview:

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head into today’s game in what will be their 15th game of the season, posting a record of 8-6. So far, the Hilltoppers have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 3-3. This season, Western Kentucky has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 5-4. For today’s contest, Western Kentucky has a betting line set -6.5 points in their favor.

Western Kentucky’s leading scorer this season is Dayvion McKnight, who is averaging 17.14 points per contest. So far, McKnight has accounted for 23.14% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.93 rebounds per game and 4.29 assists. Emmanuel Akot is the second leading scorer for the Hilltoppers, averaging 11.64 points per game. Between him and Akot, they are accounting for 38.9% of the team’s scoring.

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Western Kentucky comes into today’s matchup vs UTSA, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.4 points per game. Through 14 games, they have hit 46.7% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Hilltoppers have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 345th in possessions per game.

Roadrunners Preview:

UTSA heads into this matchup having played 15 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-8. Currently, the Roadrunners have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 7-3. So far, the Roadrunners have been the underdog 8 times, going 2-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.

UTSA’s leading scorer this season is Japhet Medor, who is averaging 13.07 points per contest. So far, Medor has accounted for 18.83% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.73 rebounds per game and 4.07 assists. Jacob Germany is the second leading scorer for the Roadrunners, averaging 11.73 points per game. Between him and Germany, they are accounting for 35.7% 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: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -6.5

Leading into this matchup, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -6.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Hilltoppers’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Western Kentucky has a field goal percentage of 46.7, good for 66th in college basketball. Although Western Kentucky hasn’t been excellent vs the spread on the road of late, 2-7-1, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -6.5.

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