Charleston Southern @ Tarleton State
Current Records: Charleston Southern 2-6; Tarleton State 1-6
What to Know
The Tarleton State Texans will be returning home after a three-game road trip. They will square off against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday at Wisdom Gymnasium. Neither Tarleton State nor Charleston Southern could muster much offensive firepower in their last games, so look to the defense to decide this one.
The Texans came up short against the Gonzaga Bulldogs last Monday, falling 64-55. The losing side was boosted by guard Tahj Small, who shot 5-for-11 from beyond the arc and finished with 25 points and seven boards.
Meanwhile, Charleston Southern received a tough blow this past Thursday as they fell 67-56 to the Jacksonville Dolphins.
Tarleton State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 16-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
Tarleton State is now 1-6 while the Buccaneers sit at 2-6. Two stats to keep an eye on: The Texans are stumbling into the matchup with the 355th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 56.3 on average. Charleston Southern has experienced some struggles of their own as they are fourth worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 81.8 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
When: Sunday at 8 p.m. ETWhere: Wisdom Gymnasium — Stephenville, TexasFollow: CBS Sports App
The Texans are a big 16-point favorite against the Buccaneers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Texans as a 15.5-point favorite.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last one year.