Southeastern Louisiana Lions vs. Abilene Christian Wildcats Free Prediction 01/18/20

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The Southeastern Louisiana Lions (5-12, 2-4 SthLnd) will be at Moody Coliseum to square off against the Abilene Christian Wildcats (9-7, 4-1 SthLnd) in a SthLnd matchup. The game gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Southeastern Louisiana Lions at Abilene Christian Wildcats ATS Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Wildcats defeated the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 68-56, while the Lions beat the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 62-56.

The Lions knocked down 17 of their 23 free throws (73.9 percent), while the Islanders had a turnover percentage of 30.2 (above their season average of 22.3). Meanwhile, Abilene Christian’s 17.2 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, who had a rate of 31.4. The Wildcats’ mark was worse than their season average of 16.0, while the Islanders’ was above their season average of 21.7. Kolton Kohl had a good outing for Abilene Christian with 12 points and six rebounds. Byron Smith, meanwhile led the way for Southeastern Louisiana, putting up 16 points.

The Wildcats edged out the Lions in this series last year, emerging victorious in two out of three games. In the most recent matchup, Abilene Christian won 69-66. The Wildcats’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Lions. Abilene Christian had a rate of 17.0, while Southeastern Louisiana posted a mark of 23.2. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Abilene Christian figures to have an edge on the offensive glass in this meeting. The Wildcats currently rank 87th in offensive rebounding percentage (31.5 percent), while Southeastern Louisiana ranks 344th in defensive rebounding percentage (65.4 percent). Also, the 338th-ranked offense of the Lions (offensive efficiency of 91.3) will face a tough test against the 21st-ranked defense of the Wildcats (defensive efficiency of 88.8).

Southeastern Louisiana Lions at Abilene Christian Wildcats Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Abilene Christian, ATS Winner – Abilene Christian, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Abilene Christian ranks 13th in assists allowed per game (9.5) while Southeastern Louisiana ranks 207th (14.5).
  • The Wildcats rank 13th in three pointers allowed per game (16.6) while the Lions rank 121st (21.5).
  • The Wildcats rank 78th in rebounds allowed per game (33.4) while the Lions rank 261st (39.4).
  • Abilene Christian averages 9.8 steals per game, which ranks ninth in the NCAA. Southeastern Louisiana ranks 176th in steals allowed per game (7.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 74.2 points per game (2.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.2 points per game (6.8 above their season average).
  • The Lions’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.4, down from 8.6 for the season.