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In this season's Cure Bowl, the UTSA Roadrunners will face off against the Troy Trojans. The Roadrunners are slight favorites (-2). The expected point total for the matchup is set at 57.

The Roadrunners (-2) are slight favorites in their matchup with the Trojans. The over/under is set at 57 points.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Stadium: Exploria Stadium
  • Spread Favorite: UTSA (-2)
  • Moneyline: UTSA (-126), Troy (+106)
  • Total: 57 Points

UTSA Betting Info

  • UTSA's record against the spread is 7-6-0.
  • This season, UTSA is 5-5 as 2-point or better favorites.
  • Out of 13 UTSA games so far this year, eight have hit the over.
  • The Roadrunners have not yet lost when playing as the moneyline favorite, going 10-0 in those matchups this season.
  • The Roadrunners have played nine times with moneyline odds of -126 or shorter, and won in each game.

Troy Betting Info

  • Troy is 10-3-0 against the spread this year.
  • Troy has covered every time (5-0) as a 2-point or greater underdog this season.
  • Of 13 Troy games so far this year, six have hit the over.
  • The Trojans have been underdogs in five games this season and won three (60%) of those contests.
  • The Trojans have a record of 2-1 in games where sportsbooks have them as underdogs of at least +106 on the moneyline.

UTSA vs. Troy Comparison

Compare 2022 season stats for Roadrunners and Trojans
Roadrunners Stats Trojans
308.6 Pass yards 252.5
253.5 Pass yards against 207.4
177.5 Rush yards 122.8
151.2 Rush yards against 117.5
+5 Turnover differential 0

UTSA Leaders

  • Frank Harris has 3,865 passing yards for UTSA, completing 71.1% of his passes and recording 31 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He's also contributed on the ground with 588 rushing yards (45.2 ypg) on 120 carries with nine rushing touchdowns.
  • Kevorian Barnes has 713 rushing yards on 114 carries with six touchdowns.
  • Brenden Brady has racked up 699 yards on 156 carries, scoring nine times.
  • Zakhari Franklin's leads his squad with 1,100 yards as a receiver. He's racked up that yardage on 86 catches (out of 122 targets) and scored 14 touchdowns.
  • Joshua Cephus has hauled in 87 passes while averaging 75.8 yards per game and scoring six touchdowns.
  • De'Corian Clark's 51 catches have turned into 741 yards and eight touchdowns.
  • Trey Moore leads the team with six sacks, and also has seven TFL and 34 tackles.
  • UTSA's tackle leader, Jamal Ligon, has 59 tackles and two TFL this year.
  • Clifford Chattman leads the team with four interceptions, while also collecting 42 tackles and four passes defended.

Troy Leaders

  • Gunnar Watson leads Troy with 2,700 yards on 193-of-312 passing with 13 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions this season.
  • Kimani Vidal is his team's leading rusher with 209 carries for 1,064 yards, or 81.8 per game. He's found the end zone nine times on the ground, as well.
  • DK Billingsley has racked up 656 yards (on 134 carries) with eight touchdowns.
  • Tez Johnson paces his team with 818 receiving yards on 52 receptions with four touchdowns.
  • Rajae' Johnson-Sanders has put up a 672-yard season so far with six touchdowns. He's caught 34 passes on 55 targets.
  • Deshon Stoudemire's 58 targets have resulted in 38 catches for 491 yards and two touchdowns.
  • T.J. Jackson has racked up eight sacks to lead the team, while also picking up nine TFL and 45 tackles.
  • Carlton Martial, Troy's top tackler, has 91 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
  • Reddy Steward has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 33 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended to his name.

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UTSA vs. Troy Over/Under Trends

  • In 11 of 13 games this season, UTSA and its opponents have combined to total more than 57 points.
  • Troy has played four games this season that finished with a combined score above 57 points.
  • The average point total in UTSA's outings this year is 62.8, 5.8 more than this matchup's over/under.
  • Troy's outings this season have a 48.8-point average over/under, 8.2 fewer points than this game's total.

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