Tarleton State vs Utah Tech Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/29/24

Utah Tech (10-17) vs Tarleton State (20-7)

Game Info: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Burns Arena)

Betting Odds: Utah Tech +3.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tarleton State Texans and the Utah Tech Trailblazers meet in college basketball action from the Burns Arena on Thursday night. Who comes out on top in Thursday’s college basketball WAC-tion? Let’s dive in and find out with our Tarleton State vs. Utah Tech Prediction.

Tarleton State Team Preview

The Tarleton State Texans come into this one looking to build on their eight-game win streak after an 82-65 win over Cal Baptist last time out. Jakorie Smith leads the Texans in scoring with 15.7 PPG along with 4.4 RPG while KiAndre Gaddy has 11.7 PPG with a team-high 7 RPG to lead the Texans on the glass up to this point in the year. Lue Williams has 13.9 PPG with 4.5 RPG while Devon Barnes has 12.3 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for the Texans up to this point in the year. As a team, Tarleton is averaging 72.9 PPG on 45.1% shooting from the field, 33.1% from three and 74.7% from the foul line this season.

Utah Tech Team Preview

The Utah Tech Trailblazers come into this one looking to snap a three-game losing streak after an 89-78 loss to UT-Arlington last time out. Noa Gonsalves leads the Trailblazers in scoring with 12 PPG and 3.1 RPG while Tanner Christensen has 11.2 PPG with a team-high 6.8 RPG to lead the Trailblazers in rebounding. Beon Riley has 10.2 PPG with 5.1 RPG and Jaylen Searles has 10.4 PPG with 5 RPG to round out the scoring in double figures for Utah Tech last time out. Aric Demings also has a team-high 2.4 APG to lead the Trailblazers in assists. As a team, Utah Tech is averaging 70 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three and 64.4% from the foul line this season.

Tarleton State vs. Utah Tech Prediction

I’m Tarleton State here. The Texans have been the far better team as of late, and while Utah Tech has home court on their side here, I don’t think that’s enough for the Trailblazers here. Utah Tech’s struggled against the better teams in the conference all year long and I look for this game to be no different. Give me Tarleton State here.

Chris’s Pick Tarleton State -3.5

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