Abilene Christian Wildcats vs Utah Utes Prediction, 11/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Abilene Christian Wildcats vs Utah Utes
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
The Utah Utes (12-13 last year) will compete against the Abilene Christian Wildcats (24-5 last season) at Jon M. Huntsman Center on Wednesday.
The Abilene Christian Wildcats took the court against the UCLA Bruins and ended up losing by a score of 67-47 in their last game. Abilene Christian ended the contest with a 29.8% FG percentage (17 of 57) and converted 4 out of their 19 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Wildcats converted 9 of 11 shots for a rate of 81.8%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 30 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 13 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 7 turnovers and having 3 steals. When it comes to the defense, Abilene Christian allowed 46.6% from the floor on 27 out of 58 shooting. UCLA dished out 15 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Furthermore, UCLA collected 41 rebounds (11 offensive, 30 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. UCLA finished the game shooting 46.2% at the free throw line by making 6 of their 13 attempts. They also knocked down 7 out of their 19 attempts from beyond the arc. When talking about fouls, the Wildcats finished with 15 and the Bruins accumulated 15 fouls.
Mahki Morris is someone who was a major contributor in the matchup. He accounted for 14 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 22 mins played but finished the game without a rebound. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor but finished the game without an assist.
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Abilene Christian heads into this one after finishing with a mark of 24-5 last year. They averaged 75.7 points per game (70th in the nation) while going 44.9% from the field. The Wildcats hit on 34.4% from downtown (221 of 643) and 67.8% from the charity stripe. As a basketball team, Abilene Christian grabbed 36.1 boards per contest and accumulated 513 dimes last season, which had them ranked 4th in the country in terms of passing. They lost possession via turnover 13.6 times per game and as a squad committed 19.1 fouls per contest.
When they were on defense, the Wildcats forced 19.9 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 fouls. They were 153rd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 299 conceded over the course of last year. The Wildcats defensively gave up a shooting percentage of 40.4% (601 of 1,488) and they surrendered 34.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They relinquished 31.0% on shots from distance and they ranked 5th in D-1 in PPG allowed (60.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Utah Utes went home defeated by a final of 91-85 when they faced the USC Trojans. The Utes recorded 29 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 34 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 2 steals in this game. The Trojans earned 24 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Utes to the charity stripe for a total of 30 shots. They were able to knock down 25 of those for a clip of 83.3%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Utah made 6 of their 20 attempts (30.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Utes finished the game shooting 27 out of 64 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.2%. The Utes allowed the Trojans to convert 28 of their 58 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.3% for this contest. They went 35.3% from 3-point land by connecting on 6 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 29 of 39 from the free throw line (74.4%). With respect to rebounds, Utah permitted USC to pull down 39 in all (6 offensive).
Timmy Allen was important for the Utes in this game. He recorded 20 points in his 48 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes in this matchup. He made 6 out of 17 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 35.3%, and added 13 rebounds.
Utah had a mark of 12-13 last year. The Utes were responsible for committing 16.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 79.2% from the charity stripe. They dished out assists 15.1 times per contest (58th in the country) and they gave up possession 12.9 times per game. Utah scored 1,803 pts throughout last year (72.1 per game) and they pulled down 31.3 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Utes hit 46.9% from the field, which ranked 57th in the nation.
The Utes on the defensive side of the court were 165th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 69.8. They forced 13.4 TO's per game and let teams shoot 44.8% from the field (239th in D-1). The Utah defense gave up 36.0% on 3-pointers (183 of 508) and opponents knocked down 72.8% of their free throw attempts. They conceded 13.1 dimes and 34.0 boards every game, which had them ranked 198th and 130th in D-1.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Abilene Christian
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