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Tarleton State vs Abilene Christian Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds
Texans vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Tarleton State Texans at Abilene Christian Wildcats
- Where: Abilene at Moody Coliseum (Abilene)
- Date: Saturday, December 31st
- Betting Odds: Tarleton State +3, TARL +130 | ABCHR -159 O/U 138.0
The Tarleton State Texans head into today’s game in what will be their 14th game of the season, posting a record of 7-6. On the road, the Texans will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 2-5. So far, the Texans have been the underdog 8 times, going 2-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Tarleton State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Lue Williams who is averaging 11.85 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 gameplan is the play of Freddy Hicks who has hit 46.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 17.86 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 that 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.
The Abilene Christian Wildcats head into today’s game in what will be their 15th game of the season, posting a record of 8-6. So far this season, Abilene Christian has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Wildcats as the -3 point favorites. The Wildcats have been favored 6 times, going 4-2 straight up.
Tobias Cameron comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 10.71 points per contest. Not only has Cameron been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Abilene Christian’s top rebounder at 5.29 boards per contest. Behind Cameron, the team has benefited from the strong play of Immanuel Allen who is second on the team in scoring at 11.23 points per game. Overall, he has hit 53.2% of his shots and is adding 3.15 boards per game.
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 14 games, they have hit 43.6% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 296th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Tarleton State Texans +3
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 Abilene Christian Wildcats are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3. However, we anticipate Tarleton State putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Wildcats as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Texans to cover.
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