Abilene Christian Wildcats vs. Pacific Tigers ATS Prediction

Daniel GimenezBasketball, College Basketball

The undefeated Abilene Christian Wildcats (4-0) look to remain unbeaten when they challenge the Pacific Tigers (4-2) at Spanos Center. Action starts at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23, 2018.

Abilene Christian Wildcats at Pacific Tigers Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Tigers had no trouble getting past the UC Riverside Highlanders 74-54, while the Wildcats defeated the Elon Phoenix 72-56.

Abilene Christian played a nearly flawless game. They had a solid turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 16.0) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.0 (below their season average of 36.0). Elon was 18.5 and 20.0, respectively, for those same stats. The Tigers, meanwhile, made 19 of their 25 free throws (76.0 percent) and held the Highlanders to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.9 (below their season average of 24.6). Lafayette Dorsey had a solid performance for Pacific, recording 18 points and five rebounds. Payten Ricks played a key role for Abilene Christian with 16 points and five rebounds.

Since last season, the Wildcats are 20-15 straight up (SU) and 2-0 against the spread (ATS). There does not appear to be a trend for Abilene Christian games since last year in regards to the O/U total as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under.

On the other hand, the Tigers, have records of 18-20 SU and 15-20 ATS since last season. Pacific’s games have gone under the O/U total 54.3 percent of the time over that same stretch.

The physical Pacific offense might be getting to the foul line a lot in this showdown. The Tigers rank 19th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.295, while Abilene Christian ranks 323rd in FTA rate allowed (0.290) dating back to last season. ,

Abilene Christian at Pacific Betting Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Pacific, ATS Winner – Pacific, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Abilene Christian ranks 51st in assists per game (15.6) while Pacific ranks 239th (12.5).
  • The Tigers rank 42nd in rebounds allowed per game (32.2) while the Wildcats rank 108th (33.9).
  • The Wildcats rank 13th in steals per game (8.1) while the Tigers rank 182nd (5.9).
  • Abilene Christian ranks 234th in three pointers attempted per game (20.4) while Pacific ranks 334th (15.1).