Southern Utah vs Grand Canyon Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/11/23
Grand Canyon Antelopes (23-11) vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds (21-11)
March 11, 2023 11:30 pm EDT
The Line: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -1 / Grand Canyon Antelopes +1; Over/Under: +149.5
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The Grand Canyon Antelopes and Southern Utah Thunderbirds meet Saturday in the college basketball WAC Tournament Final 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 17.6 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Gabe McGlothan is averaging 12.7 points and 0.8 assists. Jovan Blacksher Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Chance McMillian is grabbing 3.1 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 Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 83 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Tevian Jones is averaging 17.6 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Maizen Fausett is averaging 12.5 points and 1.2 assists. Drake Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Butler is dishing 2.4 assists. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game.
The Antelopes are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunderbirds are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The over is 24-4 in Antelopes last 28 overall. The over is 16-6-1 in Thunderbirds last 23 neutral site games.
There’s not a lot of separation between these teams, so making a case for either side is easy. With that said, the Grand Canyon Antelopes did beat Southern Utah on the road a little over a week ago, and they win as underdogs by an average of 0.6 points. Grand Canyon is 6-3 ATS as an underdog this season. Toss up game. Give me the free point with the Antelopes.