UTSA at San Diego State: 12/21/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

San Diego State Aztecs (11-2) vs UTSA Roadrunners (12-1)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Toyota Stadium)

Betting Odds: San Diego State Aztecs -2.5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UTSA Roadrunners and San Diego State Aztecs face off on Tuesday in a college football showdown in the Miami Beach Bowl at the Toyota Stadium. This is the first meeting ever between the two teams. 

UTSA comes into this game with a 12-1 record overall and they have gone 9-4 against the spread. UTSA was a little more inconsistent at the end of the regular season, but they were still able to win their last game against Western Kentucky. The defense gave up 41 points but the offense could 49 points and that was enough to come away with the victory. UTSA is an elite offensive team averaging 37.8 points while their defense is giving up 23.6 points per game. Under center for UTSA is Frank Harris who has thrown for 2,906 yards, 25 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 565 yards and 15 touchdowns.

On the other side of this matchup is the San Diego State Aztecs who sit with an 11-2 record overall and they have gone 6-6-2 against the spread. Even with the success, San Diego State didn’t look great in the last game. The Aztecs gave up 46 points to Utah State and that led to the blowout loss. San Diego State is averaging 26.5 points while their defense is giving up 19.46 points per game. It looks like starting quarterback San Diego State Lucas Johnson is back for this game and he has thrown for 1,091 yards, nine touchdowns, and four interceptions. 

UTSA is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games against a team with a winning record. The Aztecs are 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games as a favorite. The over is 5-1 in UTSA’s last six games overall. The under is 9-4 in San Diego State’s last 30 games as a favorite. The under is 37-17-1 in the Aztecs last 55 games overall. 

This is a matchup between a great offense and a solid defense. Even though San Diego State is a good defensive team, but they struggled in the last game, and UTSA is going to run up the score. San Diego State doesn’t have the offense to keep this game close, and UTSA will cover the spread.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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