North Texas vs UTSA Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Conference USA Championship (Roadrunners Win High-Scoring Game)

Larry Rupp
North Texas vs UTSA odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
North Texas vs UTSA odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / AP Photos/Eric Gay

North Texas vs UTSA Week 14 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game — Conference USA Championship
North Texas Mean Green (7-5, 6-2 C-USA) vs. UTSA Roadrunners (10-2, 8-0 C-USA)
Date: Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Alamodome — San Antonio, TX
Coverage: CBSSN

Week 14 of the 2022 college football season includes a Conference USA Championship showdown between the North Texas Mean Green and UTSA Roadrunners. North Texas enters off a close 21-17 win over Rice on Saturday. Quarterback Austin Aune's fourth-quarter touchdown pass sealed the W.

Meanwhile, UTSA mounted a furious comeback to beat UTEP by a final score of 34-31 last weekend. The Roadrunners were down 24-0 midway through the second quarter before they ripped off four straight scoring drives. It was a fitting cap to the first undefeated conference season in team history.

North Texas vs UTSA Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: UNT: (+275) | UTSA: (-350)
Spread: UNT: +8.5 (-115) | UTSA: -8.5 (-105)
Total: 67.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

UTSA enters this contest as a clear home favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This Conference USA clash also features a total of 67.5 points, which is above average compared to this week's college football projected totals.

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North Texas vs UTSA Prediction & Pick

This is a rematch from a Week 8 game that saw the Roadrunners emerge victorious by a final score of 31-27. UTSA leaned on the ground game in that one as it logged 258 rushing yards on 53 carries (4.9-yard average). On the other side, North Texas tallied 325 yards and 3 touchdowns through the air.

The Roadrunners needed a touchdown in the final 30 seconds to escape, though. Seeing this game go down to the wire once again would not be surprising. I'll give the edge to UTSA simply due to the fact that North Texas allows a dismal 5.8 yards per play and 451.0 yards per game (No. 117 in FBS).

Final Score Prediction: North Texas: 31 | UTSA: 38

North Texas vs UTSA Betting Trends

- North Texas is 6-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games.
- The total has hit the over in seven of North Texas' last 10 games.
- UTSA is 5-0 straight up in its last five home games.
- The total has hit the under in seven of UTSA's last eight games against North Texas.

North Texas vs UTSA Best Bet

This game could go either way, so shifting gears to the point total is a smart move. Both UTSA and North Texas rank among the top 20 teams in the country when it comes to plays per minute. Each team is also averaging over 32.0 points per game on the year. These are two outstanding offenses.

Yes, the last matchup only resulted in 57 total points. However, three touchdowns were scored in the final three minutes as each team finally capitalized the other's weaknesses. It won't take that long this time. The over has cashed in seven of North Texas' last 10 games, so back a shootout on Friday night.

Bet: Over 67.5 Points (-110)

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