Check out our free Tarleton State vs UT Arlington pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Arlington. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Tarleton State vs UT Arlington Pick & Preview: Monday, February 6th Betting Odds
Texans vs Mavericks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Tarleton State Texans at UT Arlington Mavericks
- Where: Arlington at College Park Center
- Date: Monday, February 6th
- Betting Odds: Tarleton State -1.5, TARL -127 | TXA +104 O/U 130.5
Tarleton State heads into this matchup having played 23 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-11. On the road, the Texans will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 2-9. This season, Tarleton State has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 6-2. For today’s contest, Tarleton State has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.
Tarleton State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Lue Williams who is averaging 12.0 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 Shamir Bogues who has hit 53.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.48 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 UT Arlington Mavericks will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 8-15. So far this season, UT Arlington has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-9. For the season, UT Arlington has been the underdog in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 4-16. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Mavericks being +1.5 point underdogs.
Shemar Wilson comes into today’s game as the Mavericks’ leading scorer at 11.09 points per contest. Not only has Wilson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UT Arlington’s top rebounder at 7.96 boards per contest. Behind Wilson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Kyron Gibson, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.95 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.6% of his shots and is adding 2.09 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for UT Arlington this season, as they are currently ranked 323rd in college basketball at 67.2 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 Mavericks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.3%, placing them 399th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Tarleton State Texans -1.5
Heading into this matchup, the oddmakers have the Tarleton State Texans as the -1.5 point favorites over the UT Arlington Mavericks. Even though this will be a tough road matchup for the Texans’, look for a strong defensive effort to lead them to a victory. When it comes to getting a bet down on the spread, we see UT Arlington struggling with their outside shot, as this has been a trend all season long. On the other side, even though the Tarleton State also hasn’t been lighting it up from downtown, our projections show them putting together a good offensive performance. For today’s game, our recommendation is to take Tarleton State laying the points.