UT Arlington @ UTRGV
Current Records: UT Arlington 8-16; UTRGV 12-12
What to Know
The UTRGV Vaqueros and the UT Arlington Mavericks are set to square off in a WAC matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET Feb. 9 at UTRGV Fieldhouse. The Vaqueros will be strutting in after a victory while UT Arlington will be stumbling in from a defeat.
UTRGV came out on top in a nail-biter against the Tarleton State Texans on Saturday, sneaking past 68-65.
Meanwhile, UT Arlington was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Monday as they fell 69-64 to Tarleton State.
Barring any buzzer beaters, UTRGV is expected to win a tight contest Thursday. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
The Vaqueros' win brought them up to 12-12 while the Mavericks' loss pulled them down to 8-16. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: UTRGV is stumbling into the matchup with the 352nd most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 77.9 on average. UT Arlington has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 30th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 66.3 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: UTRGV Fieldhouse -- Edinburg, Texas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Vaqueros are a 3-point favorite against the Mavericks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3-point spread, and stayed right there.
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UT Arlington have won two out of their last three games against UTRGV.
- Jan 19, 2023 - UT Arlington 85 vs. UTRGV 73
- Dec 01, 2018 - UTRGV 76 vs. UT Arlington 65
- Dec 16, 2017 - UT Arlington 86 vs. UTRGV 65