The Pacific Tigers (2-3) will be at home in Spanos Center when they take on the Texas State Bobcats (2-3). Action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Texas State Bobcats at Pacific Tigers Betting Preview
The last time the Bobcats played, they fell to the Canisius Golden Griffins, 68-62. Nijal Pearson had a good performance for Texas State, leading both teams in scoring with 17 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Canisius forced the Bobcats into a turnover percentage of 23.0 (above their season average of 19.0). Texas State, on the other hand, held the Golden Griffins to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.5 (below their season average of 28.2).
The Tigers hope to maintain momentum after defeating the UAPB Golden Lions in their last matchup, 78-69. Pacific rallied around Jack Williams, who contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Tigers made 36 of their 46 free throws (78.3 percent) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.9 (above their season average of 31.6).
Pacific might struggle to score as they clash against one of the nations best defenses. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Texas State ranks 42nd in defensive efficiency while the Tigers rank 300th in offensive efficiency.
Of Texas States 2 games that accepted bets, one have finished over the projected point total, while 3 of Pacifics 4 games have finished over the O/U total. Both teams have mediocre straight up (SU) records (2-3 for Texas State; 2-3 for Pacific), but the Tigers have the edge against the spread (ATS). Pacific is 2-2 ATS, while the Bobcats are 0-2.
Texas State Bobcats at Pacific Tigers ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Pacific, ATS Winner – Pacific, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Tigers rank 95th in rebounds per game (37.3) while the Bobcats rank 248th (34.0).
- Texas State ranks 137th in steals per game (6.4) while Pacific ranks 278th (4.8).
- Texas State ranks 12th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while Pacific ranks 259th (14.8).
- The Bobcats rank 40th in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while the Tigers rank 251st (23.0).
- Texas State ranks 67th in blocks per game (4.2) while Pacific ranks 268th (2.2).