Houston Cougars vs. UTSA Roadrunners Picks and Prediction – September 3

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It’ll be the No. 24 Houston Cougars (0-0) against the UTSA Roadrunners (0-0) in college football play at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Houston vs. UTSA Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with bookmakers listing Houston as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Houston has -192 odds to pick up the win, while UTSA is listed at +156 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 62 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Houston vs. UTSA Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Stadium: Alamodome

Betting Preview


  • Last year, Houston put up 11.3 more points per game (35.9) than UTSA gave up (24.6).
  • The Cougars were 7-4 against the spread and 11-0 overall last season when the team recorded more than 24.6 points.
  • Houston averaged 41.8 more yards per game (413.9) than UTSA allowed per matchup (372.1) last season.
  • The Cougars were 7-3 against the spread and 10-0 overall when the team amassed more than 372.1 yards last year.
  • Last season Houston rushed for 28.2 more yards per game (142.3) than UTSA allowed per contest (114.1).
  • The Cougars had a 6-3 ATS record and a 9-0 overall record when the team ran for over 114.1 yards last season.


  • UTSA racked up 16.5 more points per game (36.9) than Houston surrendered (20.4) last season.
  • The Roadrunners were 8-4 against the spread and 11-1 overall in games when they scored more than 20.4 points last season.
  • UTSA collected 136.4 more yards per game (439.0) than Houston gave up per outing (302.6) last year.
  • The Roadrunners were 8-4 against the spread and 11-1 overall when the team churned out over 302.6 yards last year.
  • Last season UTSA piled up 183.6 rushing yards per game, 75.4 more than Houston allowed per outing (108.2).
  • The Roadrunners had a 7-2 ATS record and an 8-1 overall record when the team rushed for over 108.2 yards last year.

Houston vs. UTSA Betting Analysis

Houston Betting Insights

  • Houston’s record against the spread last season was 8-6-0.
  • Houston’s ATS record as at least 4-point favorites was 5-4 last season.
  • The Cougars put together a 9-1 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 90% of those games).
  • The Cougars won all eight games they played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -192 or shorter.
  • There were seven Houston games (out of 14) that went over the total last season.

Roadrunners Betting Insights

  • UTSA’s record against the spread last season was 9-5-0.
  • UTSA went unbeaten ATS (1-0) as underdogs of 4 points or greater last season.
  • Last season, the Roadrunners won four out of the five games in which they were the underdog.
  • The Roadrunners entered two games last season as the underdog by +156 or more and won each of those games.
  • There were eight UTSA games (out of 14) that hit the over last year.

Houston vs. UTSA Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.9 56.8 53.4
Implied Total AVG 34.1 35.5 33.1
ATS Record 8-6-0 3-3-0 5-3-0
Over/Under Record 7-6-1 2-4-0 5-2-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 9-1 3-1 6-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-1 1-0 1-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.0 59.1 59.0
Implied Total AVG 35.5 38.6 32.4
ATS Record 9-5-0 4-3-0 5-2-0
Over/Under Record 8-6-0 2-5-0 6-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 7-1 5-0 2-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 4-1 1-0 3-1

Last Season’s Leaders


  • Donavan Mutin collected 57 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two sacks in 14 games last year.
  • Derek Parish collected 46 tackles, 9.0 TFL, and five sacks in 14 games.
  • Logan Hall amassed 6.0 sacks to go with 8.0 TFL and 37 tackles in 14 games played a season ago.
  • In 2021, D’Anthony Jones had one interception in addition to 13 tackles, 3.0 TFL, six sacks, and one pass defended.


  • Last season Clarence Hicks registered 34 tackles, 13.0 TFL, 10.5 sacks, and one interception in 14 games.
  • Rashad Wisdom accumulated 2.0 TFL and 60 tackles in 14 games.
  • Charles Wiley helped on defense with 29 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks in 14 games.
  • The contributions of Corey Mayfield Jr., who played in 14 games, included 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL, 33 tackles, and two interceptions.

Houston vs. UTSA Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Houston, and we project that UTSA will cover the spread (Houston -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 62 points.

Houston vs. UTSA betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Roadrunners (+4)

    Pick OU:

    Under (62)

How to Bet on Houston vs. UTSA

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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