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Houston vs UTSA Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 1 Game on FanDuel (Sept 3)

Devon Platana
Houston vs. UTSA prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
Houston vs. UTSA prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / AP Photo/Butch Dill
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Houston vs UTSA Week 1 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 24 Houston Cougars (0-0, 0-0) vs. UTSA Roadrunners (0-0, 0-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Alamodome — San Antonio, TX
Coverage: CBSSN

Week 1 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the No. 24 Houston Cougars and UTSA Roadrunners. Houston was quite the team to face last year, going 12-2 overall while ending the year with a 17-13 Birmingham Bowl victory over Auburn.

UTSA also has a lot to be proud of after how successful the program was last fall. Although the Roadrunners came up short in the Frisco Bowl, they did go on to win the C-USA Championship, defeating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 49-41, to take the title.

Houston vs UTSA Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: HOU: (-192) | UTSA: (+158)
Spread: HOU: -4.5 (-110) | UTSA: +4.5 (-110)
Total: 61.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Houston enters this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 61.5, which is one of the highest of this week's college football projected totals.

Houston vs UTSA Prediction & Pick

UTSA looks to start things off with a bang in its last season before switching to the AAC in 2023. Having said that, Houston is hardly a pushover, especially when considering how the Cougars are 7-1 straight up in their last eight games against C-USA schools.

Both teams demonstrated solid offense last year, but UTSA might take some time to get things going since this is the first year that Matt Mattox and Will Stein are serving as co-offensive coordinators. With the Roadrunners' opponent's coaching staff having more experience together and better defense, I like the Cougars winning.

Final Score Prediction: Houston: 28 | UTSA: 24

Houston vs UTSA Betting Trends

- Houston is 6-1 straight up in its last seven road games.
- UTSA is 6-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight Week 1 games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Houston's last six games played in September.
- The total has hit the under in six of UTSA's last seven home games played on Saturday.

Houston vs UTSA Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Even though the Cougars are the better team, I expect home-crowd support to help keep the Roadrunners in this. UTSA has been consistent at covering the spread as far as Week 1 matchups go and I expect that trend to continue.

Bet: UTSA +4.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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