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Tarleton State vs Sam Houston State 1/6/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Sam Houston State Bearkats (7-8) vs. Tarleton State Texans (6-9)
January 6, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tarleton State Texans -3.5 / Sam Houston State Bearkats +3.5; Over/Under: +126
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The Sam Houston State Bearkats and Tarleton Texans meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Wisdom Gym. The Sam Houston State Bearkats look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Tarleton Texans look for a win after winning five of their last seven games.

The Sam Houston State Bearkats are averaging 73.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Savion Flagg is averaging 19.7 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Demarkus Lampley is averaging 12.1 points and 2.3 rebounds. Jaden Ray is grabbing 2 rebounds and Tristan Ikpe is dishing 2.5 assists. The Sam Houston State Bearkats are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 55.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sam Houston State Bearkats are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game.

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The Tarleton Texans are averaging 63.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Montre Gipson is averaging 14.5 points and 2.5 assists, while Tahj Small is averaging 14.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. Freddy Hicks is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Jonathan Jackson Jr. is dishing 1 assist. The Tarleton Texans are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Tarleton Texans are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.8 rebounds per game.

The Bearkats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Texans are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Bearkats last 8 overall. The under is 19-7 in Texans last 26 overall.

The Sam Houston State Bearkats are starting to heat up, and they’ll have arguably the best player on the floor for this one. However, the Tarleton Texans have been covering machines this season, and they’ve looked good after getting off to a rough start thanks to a rough schedule. Tarleton is a solid team with an offense that has better ability than it’s shown up to this point. I’ll lay the bucket with the Texans at home.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Tarleton State Texans -3.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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