Check out our free Utah Tech vs Abilene Christian pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Abilene. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Utah Tech vs Abilene Christian Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds

Trailblazers vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Utah Tech Trailblazers at Abilene Christian Wildcats
  • Where: Abilene at Moody Coliseum (Abilene)
  • Date: Saturday, January 28th
  • Betting Odds: Utah Tech +4.5, DXST +165 | ABCHR -205 O/U 149.0

Trailblazers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Abilene Christian, the Utah Tech Trailblazers will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 10-11. So far, the Trailblazers have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 2-9. For the season, Utah Tech has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 2-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Trailblazers being +4.5 point underdogs.

Utah Tech’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Pope, who is averaging 13.76 points per contest. So far, Pope has accounted for 18.23% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.1 rebounds per game and 2.62 assists. Cameron Gooden is the second leading scorer for the Trailblazers, averaging 15.31 points per game. Between him and Gooden, they are accounting for 33.7% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Utah Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 163rd in college basketball at 72.5 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 Trailblazers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 391st in the NCAA.

Wildcats Preview:

Through 21 games, the Abilene Christian Wildcats have an overall record of 10-11. So far this season, Abilene Christian has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Wildcats as the -4.5 point favorites. The Wildcats have been favored 10 times, going 6-4 straight up.

Tobias Cameron comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 10.43 points per contest. Not only has Cameron been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Abilene Christian’s top rebounder at 4.76 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 Utah Tech, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.3 points per game. Through 21 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Abilene Christian Wildcats -4.5

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 -4.5 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 Trailblazers’ defense. At -4.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Wildcats to come out on top and cover.