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Abilene Christian vs Texas-Rio Grande Valley Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Vaqueros Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Abilene Christian Wildcats at Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros
- Where: Edinburg at UTRGV Fieldhouse
- Date: Wednesday, January 11th
- Betting Odds: Abilene Christian -6, ABCHR -262 | UTRGV +210 O/U 150.0
The Abilene Christian Wildcats head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 9-7. So far, the Wildcats have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 2-4. This season, Abilene Christian has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 5-3. For today’s contest, Abilene Christian has a betting line set -6 points in their favor.
Tobias Cameron comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 10.75 points per contest. Not only has Cameron been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Abilene Christian’s top rebounder at 4.94 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 10.87 points per game. Overall, he has hit 50.5% of his shots and is adding 3.27 boards per game.
Abilene Christian comes into today’s matchup vs Texas-Rio Grande Valley, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.3 points per game. Through 16 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.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros are in the middle of a 4 game losing streak and have an overall record of 8-8. Currently, the Vaqueros have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 7-2. So far, the Vaqueros have been the underdog 11 times, going 3-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s leading scorer this season is Justin Johnson, who is averaging 19.5 points per contest. So far, Johnson has accounted for 24.19% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.12 rebounds per game and 2.94 assists. Will Johnston is the second leading scorer for the Vaqueros, averaging 16.8 points per game. Between him and Johnston, they are accounting for 43.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas-Rio Grande Valley this season, as they are currently ranked 187th in college basketball at 71.4 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 Vaqueros’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.4%, placing them 451st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Abilene Christian Wildcats -6
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Abilene Christian Wildcats to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6 point betting favorites. Although Abilene Christian as a team is just 254th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Vaqueros’ defense. At -6 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Wildcats to come out on top and cover.
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