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Abilene Christian @ Tarleton State

Current Records: Abilene Christian 16-7; Tarleton State 11-13

What to Know

The Abilene Christian Wildcats have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. Abilene Christian and the Tarleton State Texans will face off in a WAC battle at 8 p.m. ET this past Saturday at Wisdom Gymnasium. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

The Wildcats didn't have too much trouble with the UTRGV Vaqueros at home last week as they won 83-66.

Meanwhile, Tarleton State narrowly escaped with a win as the team sidled past the Chicago State Cougars 57-54.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Abilene Christian is expected to win a tight contest. They covered an 11.5-point spread two weeks ago, so bettors might be thinking that will translate to further success against a lower spread.

Abilene Christian is now 16-7 while Tarleton State sits at 11-13. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Wildcats come into the game boasting the most steals per game in college basketball at 11.2. But the Texans enter the contest with only 4.9 steals given up per game on average, good for 13th best in college basketball. Ball control might end up being a major factor in this one.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Wisdom Gymnasium -- Stephenville, Texas
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Wildcats are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Texans, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line on this game has moved a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Texans as a 1-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Abilene Christian won the only game these two teams have played in the last three years.

  • Dec 05, 2020 - Abilene Christian 69 vs. Tarleton State 48