Sam Houston vs. Abilene Christian Prediction: Spread, Total Points, Moneyline Picks – Friday, March 3, 2023
The Sam Houston Bearkats (23-6, 13-4 WAC) are 6.5-point favorites as they look to extend a seven-game home winning streak when they take on the Abilene Christian Wildcats (13-15, 7-10 WAC) on Friday, March 3, 2023 at Bernard Johnson Coliseum. The contest airs at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN+. The over/under is set at 135 in the matchup.
Sam Houston vs. Abilene Christian Odds
- Sam Houston odds to win: -310
- Abilene Christian odds to win: +247
- Spread: Sam Houston (-6.5)
- Total: 135
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Huntsville, Texas
- Venue: Bernard Johnson Coliseum
Who Will Win Sam Houston vs. Abilene Christian?
Sam Houston and Abilene Christian Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games it has played as at least 6.5-point favorites this season, Sam Houston is 6-4 against the spread.
In games it has played as at least a 6.5-point underdog this year, Abilene Christian is 1-4 against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 14.7 more points per game, 149.7, than this game’s over/under of 135 points.
Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 129.8 points per game, 5.2 fewer than the point total in this game.
The average point total in Sam Houston’s games this year is 2.9 fewer points than the total of 135 in this matchup.
The average point total for the Wildcats this year is 12.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.
The Bearkats have gone 16-10-0 ATS this season.
The Wildcats have gone 8-15-1 ATS this year.
Sam Houston Stats & Insights
Sam Houston is outscoring opponents by 14.7 points per game with a +429 scoring differential overall. It puts up 73.4 points per game (137th in college basketball) and gives up 58.7 per outing (fourth in college basketball).
Sam Houston averages 34.4 rebounds per game (44th in college basketball) while allowing 26.6 per contest to its opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 7.8 boards per game.
The Bearkats hit 1.0 more three per contest than the opposition, 8.3 (76th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.3.
Sam Houston puts up 96.9 points per 100 possessions (100th in college basketball), while allowing 77.3 points per 100 possessions (third in college basketball).
The Bearkats score 80.4 points per game at home, compared to 66.5 points per game in away games, a difference of 13.9 points per contest.
Abilene Christian Stats & Insights
Abilene Christian is outscoring opponents by 5.2 points per game, with a +143 scoring differential overall. It puts up 76.3 points per game (70th in college basketball) and gives up 71.1 per outing (211th in college basketball).
The 29.4 rebounds per game Abilene Christian accumulates rank 301st in the nation. Their opponents pull down 29.9.
Abilene Christian knocks down 7.4 three-pointers per game (188th in college basketball) while shooting 35.6% from beyond the arc (105th in college basketball). It is making 1.5 more threes than its opponents, who drain 5.9 per game at 35.3%.
Abilene Christian’s 97.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 81st in college basketball, and the 91.2 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 172nd in college basketball.
At home, the Wildcats score 81.3 points per game. On the road, they average 73.1.
Sam Houston Key Players to Watch
The Bearkats leader in points and assists is Qua Grant, who scores 13.6 points per game along with 3.8 assists.
Javion May leads Sam Houston in rebounding, grabbing 4.7 rebounds per game while also scoring 3.9 points a contest.
Donte Powers makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bearkats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of two per contest.
The Sam Houston steals leader is Grant, who averages two takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Tristan Ikpe, who compiles 0.5 rejections per contest.
Abilene Christian Key Players to Watch
Immanuel Allen sits at the top of the Wildcats scoring leaderboard with 11.2 points per game. He also grabs 2.7 rebounds and averages one assist per game.
The Abilene Christian leaders in rebounding and assists are Joe Pleasant with 4.6 rebounds per game (he also adds 9.1 points and one assist per game) and Damien Daniels with 3.7 assists per game (he also tacks on 8.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game).
Airion Simmons is reliable from distance and leads the Wildcats with 1.4 made threes per game.
Abilene Christian’s leader in steals is Daniels (1.6 per game), and its leader in blocks is Simmons (0.7 per game).
Sam Houston vs. Abilene Christian Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Sam Houston (-6.5)
- Pick OU:
Sam Houston 75, Abilene Christian 64
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