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Tarleton State vs Seattle Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds
Texans vs Redhawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Tarleton State Texans at Seattle Redhawks
- Where: Seattle at Redhawk Center
- Date: Thursday, January 19th
- Betting Odds: Tarleton State +6.5, TARL +227 | SEA -289 O/U 140.5
Tarleton State will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 10-8. So far, the Texans have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 2-7. For the season, Tarleton State has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 2-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Texans being +6.5 point underdogs.
Tarleton State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Lue Williams who is averaging 11.78 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 47.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.35 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.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Tarleton State, the Seattle Redhawks will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 14-4. So far this season, Seattle has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-1. The Redhawks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Seattle has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 10-0.
Seattle will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Cameron Tyson who is averaging 20.44 points per game for the Redhawks. Tyson 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 Redhawks’ offensive game plan is the play of Alex Schumacher who has hit 35.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.67 points per game.
On offense, Seattle is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 18 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 45.57% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Tarleton State Texans +6.5
After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Seattle Redhawks as the favorites to win. Not only do the Tarleton State Texans have a mediocre record vs the spread at away of late 5-5, but Seattle also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -6.5 points in favor of the Redhawks is too high and there is good value on grabbing Tarleton State vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Seattle Redhawks as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Tarleton State taking the points.