Cal Baptist vs Abilene Christian Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/4/23
Abilene Christian Wildcats (12-11) vs. Cal Baptist Lancers (13-10)
February 4, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cal Baptist Lancers -6 / Abilene Christian Wildcats +6 ; Over/Under: 137.5
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The Abilene Christian Wildcats and the California Baptist Lancers meet Saturday in college basketball action from CBU Events Center. Abilene Christian is 12-11 so far this year. The Wildcats took a win over Seattle in their last outing. As for Cal Baptist, they’re sitting at 13-10 overall after a loss to Southern Utah on Wednesday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Abilene Christian Wildcats
Abilene Christian has had an up-and-down year, and they went 9-7 over their first 16 outings. The Wildcats have hit a 3-4 stretch since then, taking losses to UTRGV, Tarleton State, Utah Valley and Grand Canyon in that time.
On Wednesday versus Seattle, the Wildcats were down 49-44 at the break. Abilene Christian hit a 39-19 run in the second half for a nice comeback win 83-68. Joe Pleasant topped the team on 24 points and seven rebounds.
California Baptist Lancers
Over on the Cal Baptist side, they were a sketchy 9-7 across their first 16 games as well. The Lancers are 4-3 in their last seven games however, taking wins over New Mexico State, Grand Canyon, Tarleton State and TX-Arlington.
Matched up against Southern Utah on Wednesday, the Lancers trailed 42-38 in the locker room. Cal Baptist put up a 33-30 second-half run but couldn’t come back in a 72-71 loss. Taran Armstrong led the team on his 25 points and seven rebounds.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’m going to stick with California Baptist here. The Lancers are coming off a tough loss to a pretty good Southern Utah team. Cal Baptist has now lost consecutive games and could use a promising showing in this one. As for Abilene Christian, they’ve scored 73 or more points in four straight matchups and could be trouble if they get going. I like a fairly high-scoring, back-and-forth matchup here with Cal Baptist eking out a cover. Should be a good one to watch.