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Abilene Christian vs California Baptist Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds

Wildcats vs Lancers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Abilene Christian Wildcats at California Baptist Lancers
  • Where: Riverside at CBU Events Center
  • Date: Saturday, February 4th
  • Betting Odds: Abilene Christian +5, ABCHR +178 | CABAP -222 O/U 138.5

Wildcats Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs California Baptist, the Abilene Christian Wildcats will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 12-11. So far, the Wildcats have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 3-7. For the season, Abilene Christian has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 1-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wildcats being +5 point underdogs.

Tobias Cameron comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 10.35 points per contest. Not only has Cameron been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Abilene Christian’s top rebounder at 4.78 boards per contest. Behind Cameron, the team has benefited from the strong play of Immanuel Allen, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.53 points per game. Overall, he has hit 51.8% of his shots and is adding 3.11 boards per game.

Abilene Christian comes into today’s matchup vs California Baptist, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.3 points per game. Through 23 games, they have hit 43.6% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 296th in possessions per game.

Lancers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Abilene Christian, the California Baptist Lancers will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 13-10. Currently, the Lancers have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 9-4. The Lancers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, California Baptist has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 8-7.

California Baptist’s leading scorer this season is Taran Armstrong, who is averaging 12.04 points per contest. So far, Armstrong has accounted for 17.14% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.39 rebounds per game and 4.87 assists. Riley Battin is the second leading scorer for the Lancers, averaging 9.43 points per game. Between him and Battin, they are accounting for 30.6% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for California Baptist this season, as they are currently ranked 196th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Lancers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.2%, placing them 312th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: California Baptist Lancers -5

According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Abilene Christian Wildcats and California Baptist Lancers is to get money down on the California Baptist to win an cover as -5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.73 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the California Baptist Lancers at -5.