Check out our free Utah Tech vs Tarleton State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Stephenville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Utah Tech vs Tarleton State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Trailblazers vs Texans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Utah Tech Trailblazers at Tarleton State Texans
- Where: Stephenville at Wisdom Gym
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: Utah Tech +3.5, DXST +141 | TARL -176 O/U 141.5
Through 20 games, the Utah Tech Trailblazers have an overall record of 10-10. On the road, the Trailblazers will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 2-8. So far, the Trailblazers have been the underdog 11 times, going 2-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.
Utah Tech’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Pope, who is averaging 13.1 points per contest. So far, Pope has accounted for 17.32% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.25 rebounds per game and 2.7 assists. Cameron Gooden is the second leading scorer for the Trailblazers, averaging 15.67 points per game. Between him and Gooden, they are accounting for 32.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Utah Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 163rd in college basketball at 72.5 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 Trailblazers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 391st in the NCAA.
Tarleton State heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-10. Currently, the Texans have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 8-1. The Texans’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Tarleton State has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 5-0.
Tarleton State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Lue Williams who is averaging 11.3 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 45.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.89 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Tarleton State Texans -3.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Tarleton State Texans to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3.5 point betting favorites. Although Tarleton State as a team is just 346th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Trailblazers’ defense. At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Texans to come out on top and cover.