Tarleton State vs Grand Canyon College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Tarleton State vs Grand Canyon College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wisdom Gymnasium)

The Line: Tarleton State Texans +8 -- Over/Under: 137 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

Grand Canyon enters this one at 5-3 overall. As for the Texans, they’re 2-3 this year. This will be a rematch of Friday’s game featuring these teams. In that one, Grand Canyon pulled out a three-point win. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Grand Canyon began their year on a four-game winning streak over Grambling State, Benedictine Mesa, MS Valley State and Nevada. Three straight losses followed before the Antelopes managed a victory over Tarleton State Friday. 

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In the 75-72 win on Friday, Grand Canyon’s Asbjorn Midtgaard led the team on 19 points with nine rebounds and one assist. Gabe McGlothan added 14 points with seven rebounds and three assists, and Mikey Dixon chipped in 11 points. 

Over on the Tarleton State side, they started out with a win over Dallas Christian before losses to Texas A&M and Abilene Christian. An 84-43 win over Arlington Baptist was the Texans’ last game before Friday’s defeat. 

In the loss Friday, Tarleton State’s Montre Gipson posted 30 points with five rebounds, four assists and three steals to lead the team. Tahj Small added 11 points with 14 rebounds for a double-double as well. 

Grand Canyon is 7-0 ATS in their last seven games overall and 1-4 ATS in the last five as a road favorite. The Antelopes are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games as well. 

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

PICK: I’m going to stick with Grand Canyon here. Both teams shot pretty well in the Friday game, with the Antelopes holding a slight edge in field goal percentage 45.3 to 43.9. Grand Canyon had four players in double-figures though, and seemed to give a more balanced offensive effort. Should be another good game. 

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Andrew’s Pick Grand Canyon Antelopes -8

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