Free Week 2 Prediction: Roadrunners vs Bears Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-0) UTSA Roadrunners vs. Baylor Bears (0-1)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Baylor -16.5
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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It’s an all Texas match up on Saturday night in Waco Texas. The University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners make the trip to take on the Baylor Bears.
This is the first match up between the two teams ever, which is surprising as they are both in the state of Texas.
The UTSA Roadrunners were supposed to open their season against Houston but because of Hurricane Harvey that game was postponed, so now they will open up their season in this game against the Baylor Bears.
The UTSA Roadrunners had a nice improvement last season finishing with a 6-7 record 2nd in the West division of Conference-USA. Those six wins allowed them to get back to a bowl game, and really give this program heading into this season.
This team is going to be more experienced this year, with 13 starters coming back for Frank Wilson’s second year as the head coach.
Quarterback Dalton Sturm is back for his Senior year, and will really look to be more consistent this year. Last year he was good at times, but there was a lot of games where he would really struggle.
If this team wants to make another step forward, they need Sturm to take another step forward this season.
The offensive line needs to improve this year too. They weren’t good last year and it led to some of the inconsistency for Strum.
He didn’t have much time in the pocket, and when he did have a little time it still usually ended with him getting hit.
On the defensive side of the ball the Roadrunners made huge strides last year, and with seven returning starters, they should be able to take another step forward this year.
In this game they are going to need the defense to be good and try to slow down a Baylor offense that isn’t as good as years past, but are still an above average crew.
On the other side of this match up is the Baylor Bears who got off to about the worst start possible to this season.
They lost to Liberty, an FCS school by a final score of 48-45. We learned a lot about the Baylor Bears in that game, and although Matt Rhule was hoping to build a more physical defense, it’s pretty clear he just doesn’t have the right recruits in place for that to happen.
The offense isn’t going to be a problem in this game, but defense is going to need to be a lot better if they don’t want to lose to an instate team.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Roadrunners are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
- Roadrunners are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Under is 4-0 in Roadrunners last 4 games on grass.
- Under is 4-1 in Roadrunners last 5 non-conference games.
- Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. CUSA.
- Under is 4-0 in Bears last 4 non-conference games.
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I think the Baylor Bears will still be reeling from the first game of the season.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UTSA +16.5
I think they will have those doubts in their head, and the Roadrunners offense will jump all over that.
I think the Roadrunners will win a game that is a real shootout.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Roadrunners 45 – Bears 41
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