Dixie State Trailblazers (7-9) vs. Cal Baptist Lancers (10-4)
January 12, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cal Baptist Lancers -9 ; Over/Under: 149.5
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The Dixie State Trailblazers and the California Baptist Lancers meet Wednesday in college basketball action from CBU Events Center. Dixie State is 7-9 so far and fresh off a loss to Utah Valley. As for Cal Baptist, they’re 10-4 on the year. The Lancers lost to Chicago State in their last game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Dixie State posted a 7-5 record over the first 12 games, losing to Gonzaga, Texas State, CSUN, USC and Weber State in that time. Since then it’s been four straight losses to Southern Utah, Tarleton State, Abilene Christian and Utah Valley.
In the Utah Valley matchup on Saturday, the Trailblazers scored 32 points in the first half and 39 more from there in a 79-71 loss. Franke Staine led the team with 15 points, and Isaiah Pope added 13 points with four boards.
Over on the Cal Baptist side, they won their first five games this year before taking a loss to Texas. The Lancers are 5-3 since then with wins over San Diego Christian, Cal Poly, North Dakota, SEMO and La Verne mixed with losses to UC Riverside, Arizona and Chicago State.
Matched up against Chicago State back on Saturday, Cal Baptist was outscored 30-28 in the second half in a tough 58-56 loss. Leading scorer Daniel Akin put up 17 points with 12 rebounds, and Ty Rowell chipped in 13 points.
Cal Baptist is 4-0 ATS in their last four after an ATS loss and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games. The under is 4-0 in the Lancers’ last four overall.
Meanwhile, Dixie State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six as an underdog. The over is 5-2 in the Trailblazers’ last seven as an underdog.
PICK: I’m sticking with Cal Baptist here. The Lancers had a spotty game against Chicago State in their last outing, despite shooting a solid 45.1 percent from the floor. The Lancers are normally a much better scoring team than that this season, and I think they’ll find the rhythm again in this one. Dixie State has been below 70 points in there of their last four games, so there should be plenty of opportunities for Cal Baptist in this matchup.