UTSA Roadrunners vs UTRGV Vaqueros Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs UTRGV Vaqueros
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg, TX
Odds/Point Spread: UTSA (-2)
UTRGV Fieldhouse is the venue where and the UTRGV Vaqueros (14-16 last year) will play the UTSA Roadrunners (13-19 last season) on Saturday. UTSA opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The O/U is set at 154.
UTSA heads into this game after finishing with a win-loss record of 13-19 last year. They averaged 76.9 pts per game (35th in Division 1) while connecting on 41.7% from the floor. The Roadrunners connected on 35.0% on shots from 3-point land (308 of 881) and 76.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, UTSA pulled down 39.0 boards per game and racked up 398 assists last season, which was 214th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turned it over 12.9 times per game and as a basketball team committed 20.1 personal fouls per game. On the defensive end of the court, the Roadrunners forced 13.9 turnovers every game while drawing 18.1 fouls. They conceded 34.3% on three-point shots and they ranked 329th in D-1 in points per game allowed (77.0). The Roadrunners defensively allowed and opponent field goal percentage of 43.9% (854 of 1,945) and they surrendered 38.9 rebounds per game as a team. They were ranked 218th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 411 conceded over the course of last season.
The UTSA Roadrunners faced off with the UAB Blazers and took a loss by a score of 74-69 in their last contest. UTSA finished the contest having earned a 38.8% FG percentage (26 out of 67) and made 10 of their 27 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Roadrunners made 7 of their 7 tries for a rate of 100.0%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they collected 32 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 11 dimes for the contest while having 4 steals and 2 rejections. Concerning the defense, UTSA allowed the other team to go 38.8% from the field on 26 out of 67. UAB earned 12 dimes and 6 steals for this game. On top of that, the Blazers pulled down 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. UAB ended up going 70.0% from the free throw line by converting 14 of 20 tries. They made 8 of their 14 shots from distance.
Keaton Wallace is one player who was a major factor for this contest. He finished with 28 points on 10 out of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins and pulled down 3 rebounds. Wallace shot 41.7% from the field and also distributed 4 assists. One more player that saw a lot of minutes in the game for the Roadrunners was Jhivvan Jackson. He grabbed 2 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 23.5% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 4-of-17 (12 points). When all was said and done, Jackson saw the court for 34 minutes.
UT Rio Grande had a mark of 14-16 last year. The Vaqueros were responsible for committing 19.8 personal fouls per contest and they went 71.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 15.0 times per game (30th in the nation) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per contest. UT Rio Grande accumulated 2,189 points last year (73.0 per game) and they collected 33.1 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Vaqueros hit 43.5% from the floor, which ranked 187th in college basketball. The Vaqueros were ranked 236th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 71.4. The UT Rio Grande defense gave up 37.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (210 of 558) and their opposition made 71.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They forced 17.4 TO's every game and let teams shoot 46.0% from the floor (318th in college hoops). They allowed 14.4 dimes and 35.2 boards per game, which had them ranked 297th and 191st in college hoops.
In their last game, the UTRGV Vaqueros took a loss by a score of 91-55 when they faced the Texas Longhorns. The Vaqueros collected 20 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 34 for this game. They blocked 3 shots while recording 9 steals in this matchup. The Longhorns committed 24 fouls for the matchup which took the Vaqueros to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 57.7%. In the matter of shots from distance, UT Rio Grande made 4 out of 21 tries (19.0%). In all, the Vaqueros shot 18 for 69 from the field which had them sitting at 26.1%. The Vaqueros allowed the Longhorns to make 31 out of their 54 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 57.4% for this game. They went 41.2% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 7 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 22 of 34 from the free throw line (64.7%). In regard to rebounding, UT Rio Grande permitted Texas to pull down 52 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Chris Freeman played a lot for the Vaqueros in this contest. He made 4 out of 12 in the game giving him a rate of 33.3%, which gave him 10 points. Freeman collected 5 rebounds in his 29 minutes and totaled 2 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that played a role for UT Rio Grande was Quinton Johnson II. He was able to score 13 points in 23 minutes on the court via 2 of 5 from the floor for this contest. II ended the game having shot 40.0% from the field in addition to totaling 3 assists and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UT Rio Grande (+2)
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