Abilene Christian vs. Troy 3/20/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
The Troy Trojans play the Abilene Christian Wildcats on Sunday in the opening round of the CBI tournament at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. Troy finished the regular season 20-11 overall and 10-6 in the Sun Belt Conference. The Trojans were defeated by the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 66-57 in the semifinals of the conference tournament. Troy has lost two of its last three.
Efe Odigie is leading Troy in scoring and rebounding with averages of 11.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, while Duke Deen is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 9.0 points and 3.1 assists per game. Troy has only one player, Odigie, averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 69.2 points per game. The Trojans are shooting 42.4% overall and 32.7% from 3-point territory.
Abilene Christian finished its regular season 23-10 overall and 11-7 in the Western Athletic Conference. The Wildcats were defeated by the New Mexico State Aggies 66-52 in the championship game of the WAC tournament. Coryon Mason was the leading scorer for Abilene Christian with 14 points. However, the Wildcats shot only 32.7% and were outrebounded by the Aggies 44-28.
Airion Simmons is leading Abilene Christian in scoring and rebounding with averages of 11.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, while Damien Daniels is the leader in assists with an average of 3.2 assists per game. Abilene Christian has three players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 76.3 points per game. The Wildcats are shooting 43.6% overall and 31.2% from three-point territory.
Abilene Christian was defeated by New Mexico State in the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference, but the Wildcats played well down the stretch winning five straight prior to losing to New Mexico State. Abilene Christian has a tough defense it is holding opponents to an average of 66.4 points per game and the compliments that with an above average offense that scores an average of 76.3 points per game which is 54th in the country. The Wildcats have covered the number in five of the last seven as chalk. Final Score Prediction, Abilene Christian Wildcats win and cover ATS 75-67.