South Carolina State vs. Grand Canyon - 3/14/16 College Basketball CIT Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Grand Canyon (25-6) vs. South Carolina State (19-14)
College Basketball: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm (GCU Arena)
The Line: Grand Canyon -12.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The South Carolina State Bulldogs and Grand Canyon Antelopes meet in the first round of the CIT Monday night at the GCU Arena.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs hope they can win 20 games for the sixth time in school history. The South Carolina State Bulldogs are averaging 73.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Eric Eaves is averaging 17.3 points and 1.8 assists while Ed Stephens is averaging 13 points and 2.3 rebounds. Gabe McCray is the third double-digit scorer and Tashombe Riley is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The South Carolina State Bulldogs are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The South Carolina State Bulldogs have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Grand Canyon Antelopes look to keep rolling after losing just four games since Dec 15. The Grand Canyon Antelopes are averaging 76.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Joshua Braun is averaging 16.9 points and 1.1 assists while Grandy Glaze is averaging 14.1 points and 8.5 rebounds. DeWayne Russell is dishing 5.3 assists and Keonta Vernon is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Grand Canyon Antelopes are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Antelopes are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Grand Canyon Antelopes have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Antelopes are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The Antelopes play solid ball on their home court and will be jacked up for another home game. However, the South Carolina State Bulldogs are no pushover and have proven they can win on the road. I'll take my chances with the points.