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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.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

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