Tarleton State at Sam Houston State: 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Sam Houston State Bearkats (17-13) vs Tarleton State Texans (14-15)
Game Info: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Johnson Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Sam Houston State Bearkats -5 -- Over/Under: 124.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tarleton State Texans and Sam Houston State Bearkats face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Johnson Coliseum. When these two teams faced off on January 6th it was Tarleton State that won 75-64.
Tahj Small was the top player for Tarleton State scoring 28 points and four rebounds. Savion Flagg was the top player for Sam Houston State scoring 18 points.
Tarleton State comes into this game with a 14-15 record overall and they have gone 12-13-1 against the spread. In the last game against Lamar the defense was elite, giving up only 49 points and that led to the victory. Tarleton State has won three games in a row. Tarleton State is averaging 65.4 points while their defense is giving up 65.3 points per game. Guard Monte Gibson has been the top player for Tarleton scoring 15.1 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Sam Houston State Bearkats who sit with a 17-13 record overall and they have gone 17-9-1 against the spread. Sam Houston State has lost two games in a row including the last game against Grand Canyon where they only scored 41 points. Sam Houston is averaging 69.1 points while their defense is giving up 64.2 points per game. Savion Flagg has been the top player for Sam Houston State averaging 18.7 points while shooting 43.7 percent from the field.
The over is 6-1-1 in Tarleton’s last eight road games. Sam Houston State is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games played on Thursday. Tarleton State is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record.
The record for Tarleton State is a bit deceiving and they are going to find success in this game. Sam Houston struggled to score in the last game and it’s not going to get any easier against Tarleton. Look for the lack of scoring by the Bearkats to be the difference. Back Tarleton against the spread.
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