Betting on today’s Wolverines and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Moody Coliseum (Abilene) in Abilene, TX, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Western Athletic conference contest is set at 138 points, with Abilene Christian being favored by -2.5 at home against Utah Valley.

UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES VS ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Abilene Christian Wildcats -2.5

This game will be played at Moody Coliseum (Abilene) at 4:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Abilene Christian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Does Utah Valley Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Utah Valley comes into this game with a 15-15 record, including a 10-9 mark in Western Athletic Conference play. On the road, they have gone 5-10 this season, but they have won three straight away from home.

As an underdog, the Wolverines are 6-12 this season, and they are 3-0 in their last three road games. In their last game, they defeated Tarleton State, 63-60.

Utah Valley has a solid ATS record of 16-11-1 this season and they have been even better vs the spread on the road, going 9-5-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wolverines have gone 5-4-1 and they are 2-1 ATS in their last 3 games as the underdog. On the road, Utah Valley has gone 6-3-1 ATS over their last 10 games and they are a perfect 3-0 vs the spread in their last 3 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Utah Valley games is 11-17 and today’s line of 138 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (140.2). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Utah Valley offense tallied 63 points in a matchup against Tarleton State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.4%, and they made 0 threes. Offensively, the Wolverines have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 293rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 398th in percentage and 360th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Wolverines’ defense is positioned 82nd in the country, permitting 68.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. Abilene Christian. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.4%.

Can the Wildcats Please their Home Crowd?

Abilene Christian is favored by 2.5 points in tonight’s game against Utah Valley. They have a record of 15-15 overall, including a 10-9 mark in Western Athletic Conference play.

Recently, the Wildcats have won seven straight games, and they are 8-2 in their last 10 games at home. So far this season, they have a home record of 7-5.

As the favorite this season, Abilene Christian has an ATS record of 5-5. Their overall ATS record is 16-12, including a mark of 6-6 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats are 5-5 vs. the spread. At home, they have gone 6-3 ATS in their last 10.

Abilene Christian’s over/under record this season is 15-12-1 and today’s line of 138 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (145.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their over/under record during that span is 1-2.

Most recently, the Abilene Christian offense finished with just 64 points vs. Seattle. For the game, they hit 5/17 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 42.4%. Ali Abdou Dibba is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.4. Meanwhile, Airion Simmons also brings a PPG average of 13 into the game.

So far, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked 230th in the country at 73.9 points per contest. Against Seattle in their most recent game, the Abilene Christian defense gave up a total of 59 points while allowing Seattle to hit 42% of their shots.