Check out our free Tarleton State vs Wichita State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Wichita. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Tarleton State vs Wichita State Pick & Preview: Saturday, November 26th Betting Odds

Texans vs Shockers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Tarleton State Texans at Wichita State Shockers
  • Where: Wichita at Charles Koch Arena
  • Date: Saturday, November 26th
  • Betting Odds: Tarleton State +6.5, TARL +240 | WICHST -300 O/U 126.0

Texans Preview:

Through 5 games, the Tarleton State Texans have an overall record of 3-2. So far, the Texans have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 2-1. For the season, Tarleton State has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Texans being +6.5 point underdogs.

Freddy Hicks comes into today’s game as the Texans’ leading scorer at 25.67 points per contest. Not only has Hicks been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Tarleton State’s top rebounder at 7.67 boards per contest. Behind Hicks, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jakorie Smith who is second on the team in scoring at 10.2 points per game. Overall, he has hit 37.8% of his shots and is adding 4.4 boards per game.

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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.

Shockers Preview:

Wichita State heads into this matchup having played 5 games and have an overall record sitting at 3-2. Currently, the Shockers have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 2-2. The Shockers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Wichita State has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 1-2.

Wichita State’s leading scorer this season is Jaykwon Walton who is averaging 14.4 points per contest. So far, Walton has accounted for 23.23% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.0 rebounds per game and 1.0 assists. Craig Porter Jr is the second leading scorer for the Shockers, averaging 14.4 points per game. Between him and Jr, they are accounting for 46.5% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Wichita State this season, as they are currently ranked 288th in college basketball at 68.5 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 Shockers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.1%, placing them 414th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Wichita State Shockers -6.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Wichita State Shockers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6.5 point betting favorites. Although Wichita State as a team is just 412nd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Texans’ defense. In addition, the Shockers have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -6.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Shockers to come out on top and cover.

 


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