Texas Southern vs Tarleton State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/19/24

Tarleton State (23-9) vs Texas Southern (16-16)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Wisdom Gym)

Betting Odds: Tarleton State -11-- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Texas Southern Tigers and the Tarleton Texans meet Tuesday in the college basketball CIT First Round at the Wisdom Gym. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Texas Southern vs. Tarleton Prediction.

Texas Southern Team Preview

The Texas Southern Tigers come into the CIT on behalf of the SWAC, finishing the year 16-16 overall this season. PJ Henry leads the Tigers in scoring with 15.3 PPG with 2.8 RPG and 2.6 APG while Jonathan Cisse has 12.8 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Texas Southern so far this season. As a team, Texas Southern is averaging 70.1 PPG on 41.2% shooting from the field, 32.1% from behind the three-point line and 71.2% from the foul line so far this season.

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Tarleton Team Preview

The Tarleton Texans come into the CIT, repping the WAC, finishing the year at 23-9 overall this season. Jakorie Smith leads the Texans in scoring with 15.8 PPG along with 4.6 RPG while KiAndre Gaddy has 12.2 PPG with a team-high 7 RPG to lead the Texans on the glass up to this point in the year. Lue Williams has 13.2 PPG with 4.5 RPG while Devon Barnes has 12.7 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 73.2 PPG on 45.3% shooting from the field, 32.3% from three and 75.2% from the foul line this season.

Texas Southern vs. Tarleton Prediction

I’m on Tarleton here. This is a big number and Texas Southern’s been no stranger to hanging around against teams they have to step up to, but the thing is that Tarleton is getting a home postseason game, and this is the final year where the Texans can’t qualify for the NCAA tournament. I think Billy Gillispie has this team trending in the right direction and I think getting this CIT game is the next step. I’m looking for the Texans to take it to Texas Southern here as the Texans were one of the best in the WAC this season, especially at home. Give me Tarleton here.

Chris’s Pick Tarleton -11

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