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: Wednesday, February 1st 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: Wednesday, February 1st
- Betting Odds: Tarleton State -2, TARL -140 | TXA +115 O/U 131.0
The Tarleton State will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 12-10. So far, the Texans have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 2-9. This season, Tarleton State has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 6-0. For today’s contest, Tarleton State has a betting line set -2 points in their favor.
Tarleton State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Lue Williams who is averaging 11.91 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 45.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.57 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.
UT Arlington will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Tarleton State in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. Currently, the Mavericks have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 4-9. So far, the Mavericks have been the underdog 18 times, going 3-15 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.
Shemar Wilson comes into today’s game as the Mavericks’ leading scorer at 11.18 points per contest. Not only has Wilson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UT Arlington’s top rebounder at 8.18 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 11.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.6% of his shots and is adding 2.05 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: UT Arlington Mavericks +2
Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the UT Arlington Mavericks to cover the spread as the +2 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both UT Arlington and Tarleton State to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 562nd and 455th, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Mavericks, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread at home. In UT Arlington’s last 10 games at home, they are 6-3-1 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Mavericks to cover at home.