The Tarleton Texans and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds meet in college basketball action from the America First Events Center on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Southern Utah is listed as a 7.5-point favorite with a ML price of -350. The total for this game is set at 145.5 points.
Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.
Tarleton won the lone meeting between these two teams, 68-65, back on January 5th, 2023.
Tarleton is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600. Southern Utah is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.
I’m sticking with Southern Utah in this one. Tarleton can beat UT-Arlington and that’s all well and good, but now have to go against a Southern Utah team that’s one of the best in the WAC, top-5 in the country in scoring and is scoring 98.2 PPG at home as well as 78.7 PPG in conference play. I just don’t think Tarleton has enough to keep pace for a full 40 minutes so give me the Thunderbirds laying the points.