Abilene Christian vs. Cal Baptist WAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023
The No. 9 seed Abilene Christian Wildcats (13-16, 7-11 WAC) are favored by 2 points in the WAC Tournament against the No. 8 seed Cal Baptist Lancers (16-15, 8-10 WAC) on Tuesday at Michelob ULTRA Arena, starting at 3:00 PM on ESPN+. The matchup’s over/under is 141.
Abilene Christian vs. Cal Baptist Odds
- Abilene Christian odds to win: -133
- Cal Baptist odds to win: +111
- Spread: Abilene Christian (-2)
- Total: 141
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Time: 3:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Venue: Michelob ULTRA Arena
Who Will Win Abilene Christian vs. Cal Baptist?
Abilene Christian and Cal Baptist Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Abilene Christian has a 4-5-1 record against the spread when favored by 2 points or more this season.
Cal Baptist has a 3-6-1 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 2 points or more.
The Wildcats and Lancers average 4.5 more points between them than the total of 141 for this game.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.3 fewer points per game (136.7) than this game’s over/under of 141 points.
Abilene Christian’s average total in matchups this season has been 146.7, 5.7 points higher than the over/under in this particular game.
The average point total for the Lancers this season is 5.5 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
So far this season, the Wildcats have put together an 8-16-1 record against the spread.
The Lancers have gone 13-15-1 ATS this year.
Abilene Christian Stats & Insights
Abilene Christian is outscoring opponents by 4.3 points per game with a +125 scoring differential overall. It puts up 75.5 points per game (87th in college basketball) and gives up 71.2 per contest (212th in college basketball).
Abilene Christian pulls down 29.3 rebounds per game (303rd in college basketball) compared to the 30.1 of its opponents.
The Wildcats connect on 7.2 three-pointers per game (203rd in college basketball) at a 35.2% rate (124th in college basketball), compared to the 6.1 per game their opponents make at a 35.9% rate.
Abilene Christian puts up 97.2 points per 100 possessions (90th in college basketball), while allowing 91.6 points per 100 possessions (182nd in college basketball).
The Wildcats are scoring 81.3 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 71.5 points per contest.
Cal Baptist Stats & Insights
Cal Baptist puts up 70 points per game (217th in college basketball) while allowing 65.5 per outing (52nd in college basketball). It has a +141 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 4.5 points per game.
Cal Baptist records 34.1 rebounds per game (52nd in college basketball) while conceding 30.6 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 3.5 boards per game.
Cal Baptist hits 8.4 three-pointers per game (72nd in college basketball) while shooting 33.2% from deep (238th in college basketball). It is making 2.7 more threes than its opponents, who drain 5.7 per game at 31%.
Cal Baptist’s 94.1 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 176th in college basketball, and the 88 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 83rd in college basketball.
The Lancers average 76 points per game at home, and 63.1 on the road.
Abilene Christian Key Players to Watch
The Wildcats scoring leader is Immanuel Allen, who averages 11 per contest to go with 2.6 rebounds and one assist.
Abilene Christian’s leading rebounder is Joe Pleasant averaging 4.6 boards per game and its best passer is Damien Daniels and his 3.6 assists per game.
Airion Simmons makes more threes per game than any other member of the Wildcats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.4 per contest.
The Abilene Christian steals leader is Daniels, who averages 1.6 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Simmons, who compiles 0.7 rejections per contest.
Cal Baptist Key Players to Watch
The Lancers’ Taran Armstrong puts up enough points (11.4 per game) and assists (4.9 per game) to sit atop the squad’s leaderboards.
Hunter Goodrick is at the top of the Cal Baptist rebounding leaderboard with 6.7 rebounds per game. He also notches 8.6 points and tacks on 1.8 assists per game.
Reed Nottage knocks down 1.9 three-pointers per game, the most on the Lancers.
Cal Baptist’s leader in steals is Blondeau Tchoukuiengo with one per game, and its leader in blocks is Goodrick with 0.4 per game.
Abilene Christian vs. Cal Baptist Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Cal Baptist (+2)
- Pick OU:
Cal Baptist 71, Abilene Christian 69
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