Check out our free Tarleton State vs California Baptist pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Riverside. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Tarleton State vs California Baptist Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Texans vs Lancers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Tarleton State Texans at California Baptist Lancers
- Where: Riverside at CBU Events Center
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Tarleton State +6, TARL +212 | CABAP -267 O/U 132.0
Tarleton State heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-9. So far, the Texans have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 2-8. For the season, Tarleton State has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 2-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Texans being +6 point underdogs.
Tarleton State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Lue Williams who is averaging 11.89 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 46.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.0 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.
Through 19 games, the California Baptist Lancers have an overall record of 11-8. Currently, the Lancers have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 8-3. The Lancers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, California Baptist has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 6-5.
California Baptist’s leading scorer this season is Taran Armstrong, who is averaging 10.53 points per contest. So far, Armstrong has accounted for 15.34% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.37 rebounds per game and 4.89 assists. Riley Battin is the second leading scorer for the Lancers, averaging 9.53 points per game. Between him and Battin, they are accounting for 29.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for California Baptist this season, as they are currently ranked 196th in college basketball at 71.0 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 Lancers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.2%, placing them 312th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: California Baptist Lancers -6
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Tarleton State Texans and California Baptist Lancers is to get money down on the California Baptist to win an cover as -6 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.73 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the California Baptist Lancers at -6.
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