Sam Houston State vs Grand Canyon Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/10/23
Grand Canyon Antelopes (22-11) vs. Sam Houston State Bearkats (25-6)
March 10, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Sam Houston State Bearkats -2.5 / Grand Canyon Antelopes +2.5; Over/Under: +129.5
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The Grand Canyon Antelopes and Sam Houston State Bearkats meet Friday in the college basketball WAC Tournament Semifinal at the Orleans Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Grand Canyon Antelopes are averaging 72.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Rayshon Harrison is averaging 17.8 points and 4 rebounds, while Gabe McGlothan is averaging 12 points and 0.8 assists. Chance McMillian is the third double-digit scorer and Jovan Blacksher Jr. is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Grand Canyon Antelopes are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Grand Canyon Antelopes are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats are averaging 73.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 58.5 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Qua Grant is averaging 13.8 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Donte Powers is averaging 11.1 points and 3 rebounds. Cameron Huefner is the third double-digit scorer and Lamar Wilkerson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Sam Houston State Bearkats are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Sam Houston State Bearkats are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.
The Antelopes are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Bearkats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 23-4 in Antelopes last 27 overall. The under is 7-0 in Bearkats last 7 overall.
The Grand Canyon Antelopes won the only meeting this season on the road and have been a solid team that’s worth a look in the underdog role. The difference is Sam Houston State has been sharper overall and wins in the favorite role by an average of 12 points. I’d need more to consider Grand Canyon. We’re laying one bucket. Give me Sam Houston State.