Abilene Christian Wildcats vs. Sam Houston State Bearkats: 2/24/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 24, 2021

Two hot teams meet when the Abilene Christian Wildcats (15-3) host the Sam Houston State Bearkats (12-6) on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 8:30 PM ET. The Bearkats are 7.5-point underdogs and will try to keep their seven-game win streak intact against the Wildcats, winners of seven straight. The over/under is set at 140 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Abilene Christian vs Sam Houston State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Abilene Christian -7.5 -110 -110 140 -113 -109 -360 275

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Abilene Christian vs Sam Houston State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Abilene Christian (-7.5) Over (140) Abilene Christian 75 Sam Houston State 66

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Total Facts

  • The Wildcats and their opponents have scored at least 140 points — this matchup’s over/under — in eight of 18 games (44.4%) this year.
  • Sam Houston State has played in 16 games this year (out of 18 total matchups — 88.9% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 140 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 156 points per game, 16 more points than the total of 140 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 8.7 fewer points per game (131.3) than this matchup’s over/under of 140 points.
  • The average total the Wildcats have had set in matchups this year is 4.1 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Bearkats this year is 11.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.

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Abilene Christian Betting Information

  • Abilene Christian has been good against the spread this season, posting an 11-4 record.
  • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Wildcats have fared well against the spread, putting together a 6-2 record.
  • The Wildcats and their opponents have gone over the total in 9 of 15 games (60%) this season.

Sam Houston State Betting Information

  • Sam Houston State has a winning record against the spread, going 9-6 ATS (covering 60.0% of the time).
  • The Bearkats have fared well as a 7.5-point underdog, going 3-2 against the spread when they are at least 7.5-point underdogs.
  • Sam Houston State and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year — 7 of 15 (46.7%).

Head to Head

Abilene Christian vs Sam Houston State (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/20/2021 Abilene Christian -3 149 -165 +134 Regular Season 64-57 SMHO
2/26/2020 Abilene Christian -4 140.5 -183 +148 Regular Season 85-69 ABCHR
1/22/2020 Sam Houston State -4.5 143 -207 +164 Regular Season 82-76 SMHO
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 90-85 SMHO
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-68 SMHO

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Abilene Christian Leaders

  • Kolton Kohl leads the Wildcats in scoring, tallying 11.9 points per game to go with 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
  • Joe Pleasant leads the Wildcats in rebounding, averaging 5.8 per game, while Reggie Miller leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.2 in each contest.
  • Clay Gayman contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Wildcats. He makes 1.2 threes per game.
  • The Abilene Christian steals leader is Damien Daniels, who averages 2.1 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Kohl, who compiles 1.0 block per contest.

Sam Houston State Leaders

  • Zach Nutall is the top scorer for the Bearkats with 19.0 points per game. He also tacks on 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • Tristan Ikpe is at the top of the Bearkats rebounding leaderboard with 6.0 rebounds per game, and Donte Powers leads the squad in assists with 3.3 per outing.
  • Demarkus Lampley is the most prolific from distance for the Bearkats, hitting 2.7 threes per game.
  • Sam Houston State’s leader in steals is Javion May (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Ikpe (1.1 per game).
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