UTSA vs. North Texas C-USA Championship Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 2, 2022

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The C-USA Championship comes down to a matchup between the No. 23 UTSA Roadrunners (10-2) and the North Texas Mean Green (7-5).

UTSA vs. North Texas Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with bookmakers listing UTSA as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UTSA has -332 odds to pick up the win, while North Texas is listed at +255 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 69.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch UTSA vs. North Texas Live?

  • Game Day: Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Stadium: Alamodome

Betting Preview

UTSA

UTSA ranks 92nd in total defense this season (407.9 yards allowed per game), but has been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 13th-best in the FBS with 479.0 total yards per game. UTSA ranks 64th in scoring defense this season (26.5 points allowed per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 13th-best in the FBS with 37.9 points per game. On offense, UTSA has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 13th-best in the FBS by totaling 305.7 per game. The Roadrunners rank 103rd on defense (258.4 passing yards allowed per game). UTSA ranks 51st in run offense (173.3 rushing yards per game) and 66th in run defense (149.5 rushing yards allowed per game) this year. UTSA ranks 79th in third-down defense this year (40.0% third-down percentage allowed), but has been thriving on offense, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with a 50.0% third-down percentage. UTSA ranks 44th in college football with a +3 turnover margin after forcing 17 turnovers (56th in the FBS) and committing 14 (31st in the FBS).

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North Texas

On the defensive side of the ball, North Texas is bottom-25, giving up 451.6 total yards per game (10th-worst). Fortunately, it is dominating on the offensive side of the ball, putting up 472.0 total yards per contest (18th-best). North Texas’ offensive attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 25th-best in the FBS with 34.5 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is ceding 30.1 points per game, which ranks 102nd. North Texas ranks 30th in passing yards per game (267.8), but it has been less productive defensively, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS with 266.3 passing yards allowed per contest. North Texas’ rushing attack has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 22nd-best in the FBS with 204.2 rushing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 185.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 105th. North Texas ranks 34th in third-down conversion rate (43.5%) on offense, but it has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-worst in the FBS with a 46.0% third-down percentage allowed. At -3, North Texas owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 15 forced turnovers (85th in the FBS) and 18 turnovers committed (76th in the FBS).

UTSA vs. North Texas Betting Analysis

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UTSA Betting Insights

UTSA has registered a 6-6-0 record against the spread this season. In games it has played as 8.5-point favorites or more, UTSA has an ATS record of 2-4. UTSA games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under seven times this season. The Roadrunners have not yet lost as the moneyline favorite this season, going 9-0. The Roadrunners have played five times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -332 or shorter, and claimed a victory in each game.

Mean Green Betting Insights

North Texas is 7-5-0 against the spread this year. In games this season when an underdog by 8.5 points or more, North Texas is 3-1 against the spread. North Texas’ games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under seven times this year. The Mean Green have been underdogs in seven games this season and won two (28.6%) of those contests. The Mean Green have entered five games this season as the underdog by +255 or more and are 1-1 in those contests.

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UTSA vs. North Texas Against The Spread & Betting Records

UTSA

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 62.1 66.3 57.9
Implied Total AVG 38.2 41.5 34.8
ATS Record 6-6-0 2-4-0 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 7-5-0 3-3-0 4-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 9-0 4-0 5-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-1 0-1

Mean Green

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 64.3 64.8 63.9
Implied Total AVG 37.9 40.2 35.7
ATS Record 7-5-0 3-3-0 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 7-5-0 4-2-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-0 3-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-5 1-1 1-4

Players to Watch

UTSA

  • Corey Mayfield Jr. has played 12 games, collecting 2.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL, 44 tackles, and three interceptions for the Roadrunners.
  • Trey Moore has hit the gridiron for 12 games, compiling 30 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and six sacks for the Roadrunners.
  • With 53 tackles and 2.0 TFL in 12 games, Jamal Ligon has been a significant piece of the Roadrunners’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • The Roadrunners’ defensive unit has been aided by the play of Dadrian Taylor, who has played 12 games, delivering 1.0 sack to go with 3.0 TFL, 29 tackles, and one interception.

Mean Green

  • KD Davis has been causing chaos on defense, amassing one interception to go with 70 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended for the Mean Green.
  • Mazin Richards has posted 41 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and 7.5 sacks in 12 games for the Mean Green.
  • Larry Nixon III has been doing his part on defense, compiling 1.0 sack to go with 47 tackles for the Mean Green.
  • On defense, Sean-Thomas Faulkner has contributed 44 tackles in 12 games.

UTSA vs. North Texas Predictions and Pick

UTSA vs. North Texas betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Roadrunners (-8.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (69.5)

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Our prediction to win this game is UTSA, and we expect that UTSA will cover the spread (UTSA -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 69.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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