Free Week 8 Prediction: Roadrunners vs Golden Eagles Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(3-4) UTSA Roadrunners vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-3)
Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
NCAA Football Spread: Southern Miss -17
NCAA Betting Total: 44.5
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The Roadrunners are coming off a bad home loss to Louisiana Tech. Its not that LT is bad its just that they didn’t really show up for that one. Now they have to hit the road and try and find their winning ways.
Southern Miss is also coming off a loss and this one might be a little early elimination game in terms of the division. The loser will have two and UAB is already off to a 3-0 start.
There is more at stake than you think when you look at the records.
There is nothing especially remarkable about UTSA this season. They may have that sub .500 record but all of their three losses to start the season were to Power 5 opponents.
Since then they are 3-1 but the wins have not been impressive. We are still learning about this group I suppose.
The Roadrunners are a balanced offensive team, the problem is they are bad at both running the football and throwing it. They are averaging only 255 yards of offense per game and just 17ppgm, making the margins super thin. In their losses they have not scored more than 20 points in a game.
A win here would be big for UTSA. It would get them to .500 and given them a chance to go to UAB next week and really make that game matter. As the spread shows you that is not at all what the market is expecting.
I think they can keep it close though.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
It is time for the Golden Eagles to get going. They have only a couple of wins so far and if they are wanting to go bowling they are going to have to finish strong.
This is a game they should and need to get and they have their own tilt with UAB coming up next month.
Southern Miss is usually able to find a quality quarterback and this season they are having success moving the ball through the air. Jack Abraham is just a sophomore so he is prone to mistakes, interceptions in his last four games.
If he can be a little more precise this team can be a lot better.
I was a surprised when I saw this number, I just didn’t think that Southern Miss was all that strong a team. I am not a certifiable Golden Eagles expert but the idea of them running roughshod over the Roadrunners does’t feel right.
This is the largest spread in this series and UTSA has won outright against Southern Miss twice in four games.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 9-1 in UTSA last 10 conference games.
- UTSA are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
- Under is 10-4 in UTSA last 14 games overall.
- Under is 11-4-1 in SOMIS last 16 games in October.
- SOMIS are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- SOMIS are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in October.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
This is a huge number to put on a team like Southern Miss, even at home. Have they just been underperforming badly? If they were 4-1 would this line be 30 points. Something feels amiss here.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UTSA +17
This is a classic case of a big spread and a low total. That kind of means total dominance by one side and even though it is not far geographically Southern Miss is definitely not Alabama.
I think if UTSA can get to just 10 points this one is going to be very tough Plus it looks like is moving in the wrong direction if you are looking to back the Golden Eagles.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Southern Miss 31 – UTSA 17
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