Abilene Christian vs Lamar: Southland Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 12, 2021

The No. 2 seed Abilene Christian Wildcats (21-4) are favored by  in their Southland Tournament semifinal matchup against the No. 6 seed Lamar Cardinals (10-17) on Friday at Leonard E. Merrell Center, starting at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 12, 2021, 1:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Abilene Christian Betting Information

  • Abilene Christian has compiled a 15-6 record against the spread this season.
  • The Wildcats are 5-4 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 13.5-point favorite.
  • 13 of 21 Abilene Christian games this season (61.9%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Wildcats defeated Incarnate Word 85-60 in their last contest on Saturday. Kolton Kohl scored a team-high 14 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 20 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to go over the 131.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Abilene Christian Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kolton Kohl 24 12.2 4.5 1.5 0.5 1.1 0.2
Joe Pleasant 23 11.1 5.6 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.7
Coryon Mason 20 10.7 2.1 2.1 0.9 0.3 1.1
Clay Gayman 21 8.3 3.6 1.2 0.7 0.5 1.1
Makhi Morris 24 6.6 1.8 1.3 0.8 0.1 1.0

Lamar Betting Information

  • With a 14-13 record ATS this season, the Cardinals have outperformed expectations.
  • The Cardinals and their opponents have typically failed to hit the over this season, doing so in 48.1% (13) of their 27 games played.
  • The Cardinals defeated Sam Houston State 70-69 in their last contest on Thursday. Davion Buster totaled a team-high 17 points to lead the team to the victory. They covered the spread as 8.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go over the 137.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Lamar Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Davion Buster 22 15.3 2.3 1.4 1.2 0.0 3.1
Kasen Harrison 24 12.9 2.8 4.0 1.5 0.0 0.6
Avery Sullivan 27 10.1 7.4 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.0
Anderson Kopp 27 9.9 4.3 1.2 0.9 0.3 1.3
Quinlan Bennett 15 9.6 4.3 1.2 1.2 0.1 0.1

Total Facts

  • Abilene Christian’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup over/under (134 points) in 56% of opportunities (14 out of 25 matchups).
  • In 17 out of Lamar’s 27 games this season (63%), the competing teams combined for more points than the over/under in Friday’s matchup.
  • The Wildcats average 77 points per game against the Cardinals’ 65.6, totaling 8.6 points over the matchup’s over/under of 134.
  • This matchup’s point total is 1.7 more points than the 132.3 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Wildcats games is 137.7 points, 3.7 more than the over/under of 134 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 3.2 points separates the average total points bet in Cardinals games (137.2 points) and this matchup’s over/under (134 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 Abilene Christian Lamar -12.5 135.5 -1012 +631 Regular Season 77-62 ABILCH
1/2/2021 Abilene Christian Abilene Christian -12 134.5 -946 +614 Regular Season 83-65 ABILCH
2/8/2020 N/A Abilene Christian N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 84-49 ABILCH
1/4/2020 Lamar Lamar -4 132.5 -190 +153 Regular Season 74-62 ABILCH
2/6/2019 N/A Lamar N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-64 ABILCH

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