The Tarleton Texans will look for the season sweep when they take on the UT Arlington Mavericks in a Western Athletic Conference matchup on Monday. The Texans (12-11, 5-5 WAC), who beat UT Arlington 70-63 on Dec. 29, have won four of six and seven of 11. The Mavericks (8-15, 3-7), who are coming off a 70-58 upset win over Sam Houston on Saturday, have won two of their past three home games. Tarleton is seventh in the WAC standings, while UT Arlington is 10th.
The game from College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, is set for 5 p.m. ET. Tarleton is averaging 71.2 points per game, while UT Arlington averages 66.4. The Texans are 1.5-point favorites in the latest Tarleton vs. UT Arlington odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 129.5. Before making any UT Arlington vs. Tarleton picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on UT Arlington vs. Tarleton and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Tarleton vs. UT Arlington:
- Tarleton vs. UT Arlington spread: Tarleton -1.5
- Tarleton vs. UT Arlington over/under: 129.5 points
- Tarleton vs. UT Arlington money line: Tarleton -130, UT Arlington +110
- TAR: The Texans are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games against a team with a winning % below .400
- UTA: The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last five Monday games
- Tarleton vs. UT Arlington picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why UT Arlington can cover
Freshman Chendall Weaver is coming off a monster game in the win over Sam Houston on Saturday. He scored a season-high 21 points, dished out four assists and grabbed three rebounds. He had an 11-point, five-rebound and two-assist performance in the first meeting with Tarleton. Weaver has had nine games in double-digit scoring, including two of 20 or more. He is averaging 8.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
Senior guard Aaron Cash averages 7.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. He is connecting on 42.6% of his field goals, including 42.9% from 3-point range. Cash is coming off a nine-point performance against Sam Houston, and has reached double-digit scoring seven times. He had a season-high 20 points in an 85-73 win over UT Rio Grande Valley on Jan. 19.
Why Tarleton can cover
Sophomore guard Freddy Hicks, who has started all 12 games he has played, leads the Texans in scoring at 14.9 points per game. He is also averaging 5.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He is coming off a 13-point performance in the loss to UT Rio Grande Valley, and nearly registered a double-double with 18 points and eight rebounds in an 81-62 win over Grand Canyon. He has scored 10 or more points in nine games, including a season-high 26 points in an 89-81 win over Belmont on Nov. 18.
Junior guard Lue Williams also averages in double figures at 12 points per game. He scored 21 points against UT Arlington in the first meeting, with three steals and one rebound. Williams has scored 10 points or more 15 times, including 25 points in a 74-72 win over Utah Tech on Jan. 26. He had a season-high 30 points in a 114-56 victory over Huston-Tillotson on Dec. 21.
How to make Tarleton vs. UT Arlington picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 131 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
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