Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Wildcats versus the Antelopes? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at GCU Arena in Phoenix, AZ. This Western Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 150.5 points, and the Antelopes are favored to win at home vs. the Wildcats.

ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS VS GRAND CANYON ANTELOPES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Abilene Christian Wildcats +15

This game will be played at GCU Arena at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.

WHY BET THE ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Antelopes.
  • Even though we have Grand Canyon winning straight-up, we like Abilene Christian at +15.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Taking a Look at the Wildcats Chances on the Road

Through 14 games, Abilene Christian has a record of 6-8, including a 0-2 mark in Western Athletic Conference play. The Wildcats have lost two straight games, and they are 3-5 this season as an underdog. On the road, ACU has gone 3-4, and their average scoring margin away from home is -3.1 points per game. In their last game, the Wildcats fell to Western Kentucky, 86-84.

So far this year, ACU has been the underdog in eight of their 14 games, going 3-5 in those contests. The Wildcats’ average scoring margin on the road is -3.1 points per game, and their record away from home is 3-7 in their last 10 games.

Abilene Christian has an ATS record of 6-5 this season and is 5-2 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wildcats have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Abilene Christian’s over/under record for the season is 8-2-1, and the average over/under line in their games is 143.6. So far, they’ve had nine games with lower over/under lines than today’s line of 150.5. However, their last three games have averaged 168 points, and their last five games have averaged 172 points. Overall, their over/under record in their last 10 games is 7-1.

The Abilene Christian offense is coming off a game in which they scored 84 points vs. Western Kentucky. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.7% while connecting on 11 threes. Leading Abilene Christian in scoring vs. Western Kentucky was Ali Abdou Dibba with his 25 points. Hunter-Jack Madden also added 21 points for the Wildcats.

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 261st in the country, permitting 76.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Abilene Christian’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.4% this season.

Is a Home Win Possible for Grand Canyon?

Grand Canyon enters tonight’s game with a record of 14-1 and a 10-game win streak. So far, they are 4-0 in Western Athletic Conference play and 10-1 in non-conference action. At home, the Antelopes are 8-1 this season, winning their last six games.

On the year, Grand Canyon has been favored in 12 of their 15 games, going 11-1 in those contests. For the season, their average scoring margin at home is +13.2 points per game.

Grand Canyon has an overall ATS record of 8-6 this season, but they are only 5-4 vs. the spread at home. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Antelopes are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

Grand Canyon’s over/under record this season is 7-7 and today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.8). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is at 151 points.

In contrast to their season average of 83 points per game, the Grand Canyon had a below average performance. They scored 75 points against Utah Tech and had a field goal percentage of 49.1%. Offensively, the Antelopes have a season long field goal percentage of 49%, which is 59th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 243rd in percentage and 237th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Grand Canyon defense is giving up an average of 68.4 points per contest. So far, the Grand Canyon defense is giving up an average of 8.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.8 times per game (535th).