Abilene Christian @ Utah Valley
Current Records: Abilene Christian 9-2; Utah Valley 9-3
What to Know
After an eight-game homestand, the Abilene Christian Wildcats will be on the road. Abilene Christian and the Utah Valley Wolverines will face off in a WAC battle at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at UCCU Events Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
The Longwood Lancers typically have all the answers at home, but last Wednesday the Wildcats proved too difficult a challenge. The stars were brightly shining for Abilene Christian in a 74-58 victory over the Lancers.
Meanwhile, Utah Valley was expected to lose against the Washington Huskies last week, but instead they received a nice stocking stuffer. The stars were brightly shining for Utah Valley in a 68-52 win over Washington. The Wolverines got double-digit scores from four players: guard Le’Tre Darthard (16), center Fardaws Aimaq (15), forward Tim Fuller (10), and forward Tim Ceaser (10).
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Wildcats are expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (5-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Abilene Christian is now 9-2 while Utah Valley sits at 9-3. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Abilene Christian enters the contest with 23.8 takeaways on average, which is the best in college basketball. Less enviably, the Wolverines are 24th worst in college basketball in turnovers per game, with 15.6 on average.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: UCCU Events Center — Orem, Utah
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Wildcats are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Wolverines, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Wolverines as a 2.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Utah Valley
- Trey Woodbury: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Justin Harmon: Out (Hand)
Injury Report for Abilene Christian
No Injury Information