Abilene Christian @ Tarleton State
Current Records: Abilene Christian 9-8; Tarleton State 9-8
What to Know
The Abilene Christian Wildcats are 4-0 against the Tarleton State Texans since December of 2020, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Abilene Christian will hit the road for the second straight game as they head to Wisdom Gymnasium at 5 p.m. ET. Tarleton State should still be riding high after a victory, while the Wildcats will be looking to get back in the win column.
The contest between Abilene Christian and the UTRGV Vaqueros on Wednesday was not a total blowout, but with Abilene Christian falling 103-86 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one.
Meanwhile, the Chicago State Cougars typically have all the answers at home, but on Wednesday Tarleton State proved too difficult a challenge. The Texans took their game against the Cougars 73-63.
Abilene Christian is expected to lose this next one by 3.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 0-3 ATS when expected to lose.
The Wildcats and Tarleton State now sit at an identical 9-8. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Abilene Christian ranks sixth in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 19.2 on average. The Texans are not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they come into the matchup boasting the eighth most takeaways per game in college basketball at 18.8.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: Wisdom Gymnasium -- Stephenville, Texas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Texans are a 3.5-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
See college basketball picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine's advanced computer model. Get picks now.
Abilene Christian have won all of the games they've played against Tarleton State in the last four years.
- Dec 31, 2022 - Abilene Christian 69 vs. Tarleton State 63
- Mar 05, 2022 - Abilene Christian 61 vs. Tarleton State 56
- Feb 12, 2022 - Abilene Christian 77 vs. Tarleton State 63
- Dec 05, 2020 - Abilene Christian 69 vs. Tarleton State 48