Sam Houston @ Abilene Christian
Current Records: Sam Houston 17-6; Abilene Christian 13-11
What to Know
The Sam Houston Bearkats won both of their matches against the Abilene Christian Wildcats last season (65-63 and 75-71) and are aiming for the same result Saturday. Sam Houston and Abilene Christian will face off in a WAC battle at 7 p.m. ET at Moody Coliseum. The Wildcats will be strutting in after a win while Sam Houston will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Sam Houston ended up a good deal behind the UT Arlington Mavericks when they played on Saturday, losing 70-58.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between Abilene Christian and the California Baptist Lancers on Saturday was still a pretty decisive one as Abilene Christian wrapped it up with an 87-71 victory on the road.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Bearkats are expected to win a tight contest. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
Sam Houston is now 17-6 while Abilene Christian sits at 13-11. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Sam Houston enters the game with 18.1 takeaways on average, good for fifth best in college basketball. Abilene Christian is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they come into the matchup boasting the sixth most takeaways per game in college basketball at 18.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Moody Coliseum -- Abilene, Texas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $18.90
The Bearkats are a slight 1-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bearkats as a 2-point favorite.
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Sam Houston have won nine out of their last 14 games against Abilene Christian.
- Feb 17, 2022 - Sam Houston 75 vs. Abilene Christian 71
- Jan 08, 2022 - Sam Houston 65 vs. Abilene Christian 63
- Feb 24, 2021 - Abilene Christian 86 vs. Sam Houston 72
- Jan 20, 2021 - Sam Houston 64 vs. Abilene Christian 57
- Feb 26, 2020 - Abilene Christian 85 vs. Sam Houston 69
- Jan 22, 2020 - Sam Houston 82 vs. Abilene Christian 76
- Feb 09, 2019 - Sam Houston 90 vs. Abilene Christian 85
- Jan 05, 2019 - Sam Houston 71 vs. Abilene Christian 68
- Feb 03, 2018 - Sam Houston 84 vs. Abilene Christian 77
- Dec 30, 2017 - Abilene Christian 75 vs. Sam Houston 72
- Feb 25, 2017 - Abilene Christian 84 vs. Sam Houston 81
- Feb 04, 2017 - Abilene Christian 71 vs. Sam Houston 64
- Feb 15, 2016 - Sam Houston 84 vs. Abilene Christian 71
- Jan 25, 2016 - Sam Houston 72 vs. Abilene Christian 51