Dixie State Trailblazers (13-17) vs. Grand Canyon Antelopes (21-7)
March 5, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Grand Canyon Antelopes -13.5 / Dixie State Trailblazers +13.5; Over/Under: +137
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The Dixie State Trailblazers and the Grand Canyon Antelopes meet in college basketball action from the GCU Arena on Saturday night.
The Dixie State Trailblazers will try to snap a three-game losing skid after an 80-64 loss to Abilene Christian last time out. Hunter Schofield leads the Trailblazers in scoring and rebounding with 15.1 PPG and 6.1 RPG while Cameron Gooden has 11.8 PPG with 3.9 RPG and a team-high 3.6 APG to lead the Trailblazers in the assist department this season. Dancell Leter has 10.2 PPG with 5.1 RPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Dixie State while Frank Staine has 8.6 PPG and 3.5 RPG. As a team, Dixie State is averaging 73.1 PPG on 42.9% shooting from the field, 31.4% from three and 68.4% from the foul line while allowing 74.2 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field and 31.8% from three this season.
The Grand Canyon Antelopes will look to build on their 68-5 win over Utah Valley last time out. Jovan Blacksher Jr. leads GCU in scoring and assists with 16.4 PPG and 4 APG while Holland Woods has 14.2 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Grand Canyon up to this point in the season. Gabe McGlothan also has 9.1 PPG with a team-high 6.7 RPG to lead Grand Canyon on the glass this season. As a team, Grand Canyon is averaging 68.7 PPG on 43.3% shooting from the field, 35.6% from three and 67.8% from the foul line while allowing 58.8 PPG on 38.3% shooting from the field and 26.7% from three this season.
Dixie State is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. Grand Canyon is 22-7 ATS in their last 29 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following an ATS win.
I get the case to be made for Dixie State here as the Trailblazers already have a win over GCU this season. However, Grand Canyon has been much, much better at home this season and with the regular season coming to a close here, I look for the GCU faithful to be as rowdy as it gets for Saturday’s affair. Give me the Antelopes in a beatdown.