The Abilene Christian Wildcats and the Missouri State Bears meet in college basketball action from the UVI Sports & Fitness Center on Monday night.
Abilene Christian Wins Back-To-Back Games
The Abilene Christian Wildcats come into this one looking to build on back-to-back wins after a 59-45 win over Fordham last time out. Ali Abdou Dibba leads the Wildcats in scoring with 13.4 PPG while Hunter Jack Madden has 12.2 PPG with 4.4 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Abilene Christian up to this point in the year. Airion Simmons has 9.6 PPG with a team-high 6 RPG to lead Abilene Christian on the glass while Kavion McClain has a team-high 3.2 APG as well to lead the Wildcats in assists up to this point in the year. As a team, Abilene Christian is averaging 67.6 PPG on 40.3% shooting from the field, 30.9% from three and 73.6% from the foul line this season.
Missouri State Wins 3rd Straight
The Missouri State Bears come into this one looking to build on a 56-52 win over Kent State last time out to improve to 3-1 on the year with their 3rd straight victory. Alston Mason leads the Bears in scoring with 15.8 PPG along with 4.3 RPG and 2.8 APG while Chance Moore has 11 PPG with 3.7 RPG and Donovan Clay has 13 PPG with a team-high 7.5 RPG to lead the Bears in rebounding so far this season. Matthew Lee has 10.8 PPG with 5.5 RPG and a team-high 5.2 APG to lead the Bears in assists while also capping off the group of double-digit scorers for the Bears this season. As a team, Missouri State is averaging 67.3 PPG on 42.1% shooting from the field, 37% from three and 62.5% from the foul line this season.
I’m rocking with the under in this one. These two teams match up so well in terms of defending the opposing team’s offensive strength, with Abilene Christian doing damage at the foul line and Missouri State not giving up many free throws, while Missouri State lives and dies by the 3 and Abilene Christian is just outside the top-40 in 3-point defense. We saw the defensive prowess on full display in the last game respectively for both sides, so let’s run it back. Give me the under.