Tarleton State @ Dixie St.
Current Records: Tarleton State 5-8; Dixie St. 7-6
What to Know
After a two-game homestand, the Tarleton State Texans will be on the road. The Texans and the Dixie St. Trailblazers will face off in a WAC battle at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday at Burns Arena. The teams split their matchups last year, with Tarleton State winning the first 77-59 and Dixie St. taking the second 64-48.
Tarleton State took their matchup against the Air Force Falcons last Tuesday by a conclusive 67-45 score. Tarleton State got double-digit scores from four players: guard Tahj Small (14), guard Montre Gipson (12), guard Freddy Hicks (11), and guard Shamir Bogues (11).
Meanwhile, the oddsmakers predicted a rough contest for Dixie St. last week, and boy were they were right. They got maybe a little too into the holiday spirit, gifting the Southern Utah Thunderbirds an easy 87-59 win.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Texans are expected to win a tight contest. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.
Tarleton State is now 5-8 while the Trailblazers sit at 7-6. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: Tarleton State is 18th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 62.3 on average. Dixie St.’s offense has more to brag about, as they they enter the game with 81 points per game on average, good for 25th best in college basketball. Maybe that strength will give Dixie St. the oomph they need to beat the odds.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Burns Arena — St. George, Utah
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Texans are a 3-point favorite against the Trailblazers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Texans as a 3.5-point favorite.
Dixie St. and Tarleton State both have one win in their last two games.
- Feb 20, 2021 – Dixie St. 64 vs. Tarleton State 48
- Feb 19, 2021 – Tarleton State 77 vs. Dixie St. 59