Planning on watching today’s Wildcats and Trailblazers game? Catch the action at Burns Arena in St. George, UT, as the Trailblazers hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 148 points, and Utah Tech is favored by -1 vs. Abilene Christian in a Western Athletic conference matchup.

ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS VS UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Abilene Christian Wildcats +1

This game will be played at Burns Arena at 9:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-71 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Abilene Christian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can the Wildcats Lock in a Win at St. George?

Abilene Christian comes into this game as the underdog, which is a role they have been in for 17 of their 28 games this season. So far, they have a record of 7-10 as the underdog. Their overall record is 13-15, and they have won five games in a row.

On the road, the Wildcats have gone 6-9 this season, and they have a scoring margin of -5.9 points per game. Over their last three road games, they have gone 3-0, but over their last 10, they are just 3-7.

Abilene Christian has been solid against the spread this season, going 14-12. They have been even better on the road, going 9-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wildcats have a mark of 6-4 vs. the spread.

Abilene Christian’s over/under record this season is 14-11-1. The average over/under line in their games is 145.8 and their games have averaged 145.4 points. Today’s line of 148 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 143 points.

In their latest game, Abilene Christian offense put up 77 points against Southern Utah. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 52.5% and made 7 threes. On the offensive front, the Wildcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 304th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 180th in terms of percentage and 342nd in three-pointers made.

The Wildcats’ defense is presently ranked 231st nationally, allowing an average of 74.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Southern Utah, the Thunderbirds finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 68 points vs. Abilene Christian.

Will Utah Tech Come Through as Home Favorites?

Utah Tech will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they take on Abilene Christian as one-point favorites. So far, Utah Tech has gone 4-2 when favored this season.

Utah Tech is 6-6 at home this season, and they have gone 5-5 in their last ten games at home. In their last game, they lost to Tarleton State by a score of 85-74.

Utah Tech has an overall ATS record of 13-14 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 8-4 and their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Utah Tech’s over/under record for the season is 12-15, and today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.3). So far, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 152 points.

In their latest game, Utah Tech offense put up 74 points against Tarleton State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.1% and made 4 threes. The top scorer for the Trailblazers was Noa Gonsalves with 16 points, while Tanner Christensen also added 14 to the scoreboard.

Facing Abilene Christian, Utah Tech aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 76.6 points allowed per game (281st). Utah Tech’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Tarleton State offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 85 points.