Check out our free Abilene Christian vs Tarleton State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Stephenville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Abilene Christian vs Tarleton State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Texans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Abilene Christian Wildcats at Tarleton State Texans
- Where: Stephenville at Wisdom Gym
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Abilene Christian +3.5, ABCHR +143 | TARL -177 O/U 140.0
Coming into today’s matchup, the Abilene Christian Wildcats are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 9-8. So far, the Wildcats have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 2-5. For the season, Abilene Christian has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 0-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wildcats being +3.5 point underdogs.
Abilene Christian’s leading scorer this season is Immanuel Allen, who is averaging 11.81 points per contest. So far, Allen has accounted for 14.39% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.31 rebounds per game and 1.12 assists. Tobias Cameron is the second leading scorer for the Wildcats, averaging 10.82 points per game. Between him and Cameron, they are accounting for 28.4% of the team’s scoring.
Abilene Christian comes into today’s matchup vs Tarleton State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.3 points per game. Through 17 games, they have hit 43.6% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 296th in possessions per game.
The Tarleton State Texans head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 9-8. So far this season, Tarleton State has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Texans as the -3.5 point favorites. The Texans have been favored 4 times, going 4-0 straight up.
Tarleton State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Lue Williams who is averaging 11.59 points per game for the Texans. Williams is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Texans’ offensive game plan is the play of Shakur Daniel who has hit 47.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.12 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Tarleton State this season, as they are currently ranked 392nd in college basketball at 64.6 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Texans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.5%, placing them 447th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Abilene Christian Wildcats +3.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Tarleton State Texans are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3.5. However, we anticipate Abilene Christian putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Texans as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Wildcats to cover.