Tarleton State vs Grand Canyon College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/8/21

Tarleton State vs Grand Canyon College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/8/21 Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Grand Canyon Antelopes (4-3) at Tarleton State Texans (2-2)

College Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wisdom Gymnasium)

The Line: Tarleton State Texans +9.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Grand Canyon Antelopes and the Tarleton State Texans meet Friday in college basketball action from Wisdom Gymnasium. 

Grand Canyon comes into this game at 4-3 so far. The Antelopes have lost their last three straight games, falling to Arizona State, San Francisco and Colorado. As for Tarleton State, they’re 2-2 this year. The Texans’ last game was a win over Arlington Baptist on December 9. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Grand Canyon banged out four straight wins to kick off the year, beating Grambling State, Benedictine Mesa, MS Valley State and Nevada in their first quartet. Since then however, it’s been three straight losses for the Antelopes. They’ve dropped to Arizona State, San Francisco and Colorado. 

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In the 74-64 loss to the Buffaloes on December 22, Grand Canyon’s top performer was Jovan Blacksher with 17 points, three assists and four rebounds. Asbjorn Midtgaard added 16 points with nine rebounds and one assist, and Sean Miller-Moore had 12 points, five assists and four boards. 

Over on the Tarleton State side, they kicked off their season with a win over Dallas Christian, then fell to Texas A&M and Abilene Christian. The Texans’ most recent game was an 84-43 victory over Arlington Baptist way back on December 9. 

Since the win over Arlington Baptist, Tarleton State has suffered a handful of cancellations and postponements. The Texans were slated to play Kansas, Baylor, Sul Roos, Howard Payne, McMurry, Paul Quinn and Chicago State but haven’t been able to make it back to the court. 

Grand Canyon is 7-0 ATS in their last seven games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a road favorite. The Antelopes are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six as a favorite and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games versus a team with a winning home record. 

The over is 4-0 in the Antelopes’ last four Friday games and the under is 4-1 in their last five as a favorite. The over is 5-2 in Grand Canyon’s last seven road games and the under is 6-1 in their last seven overall. 

PICK: I’m sticking with Grand Canyon here. This is probably one to stay away from, though. We haven’t seen either of these teams in a while; Grand Canyon’s last game was December 22 and the Texans last played on December 9. That makes it tough to get a feel for this game. In any case, the Antelopes have notched a few nice points totals this season and I don’t think they’ll have much trouble putting up points in this game. 

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Andrew’s Pick Grand Canyon Antelopes -9.5

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