Planning on watching today’s Wildcats and Bears game? Catch the action at Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, as the Bears hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 134 points, with the Bears being the favored team playing at home against the Wildcats.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS VS MISSOURI STATE BEARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Missouri State Bears -2.5
This game will be played at Sports and Fitness Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE MISSOURI STATE BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Bears.
- Not only will Missouri State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 134 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can Abilene Christian Lock in a Road Win?
Abilene Christian is stepping onto the court for their sixth game of the season and currently hold a 3-2 record. In their last five games on the road, which includes last year, Abilene Christian went 3-2. As of today’s game, Abilene Christian has a 3-2 record against the spread this season. In their previous five games, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread.
Through five games, Abilene Christian has an over/under record of 2-2-1 with their games averaging a combined 135.2 points per game so far. The Wildcats’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 70 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the Abilene Christian offense ended with 59 points against Fordham. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40% and made 3 threes. Ali Abdou Dibba was the leading scorer for the Wildcats, putting up 18 points. In addition, Aidan Igiehon contributed 8 points.
Coming into today’s game, the Abilene Christian defense is giving up an average of 67.6 points per contest. So far, the Abilene Christian defense is giving up an average of 10.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.8 times per game (294th).
Will the Bears Live Up to Expectations at Home?
Missouri State comes into this game with a 3-1 record after defeating Kent State 56-52. The Bears have a 3-0 record at home but are 0-1 on the road. As of now, Missouri State holds a 3-1 record against the spread heading into today’s game. When playing at home this season, Missouri State has a perfect 3-0 record vs. the spread. In their last ten home games, Missouri State has gone 2-6-2 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Missouri State have had an average of 129.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 139.8 points. Their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Bears’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 70 points per game.
The Missouri State offense is coming off a game where they scored 56 points against Kent State. They posted a field goal percentage of 33.3% and connected on 7 threes. In terms of offense, the Bears have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 277th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 104th in percentage and 66th in three-pointers made.
In the current season, the Missouri State defense has excelled, sitting 36th in the nation by allowing 62.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.8 threes per game vs. Abilene Christian. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 22.0%.