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St. Mary’s vs Grand Canyon Prediction 3-22-24 College Basketball Picks

Grand Canyon Antelopes (29-4) vs. St. Mary's Gaels (26-7)
March 22, 2024 10:05 pm EDT
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -5; Over/Under: +132
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In this article, we will formulate a Grand Canyon and Saint Mary’s betting prediction for this College Basketball showdown on Friday, March 22nd at the Spokane Arena.  We will take a look at: 

-The Grand Canyon Antelopes recent form and recent player performance

-The Saint Mary’s Gaels recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Grand Canyon and Saint Mary’s.

Will Grand Canyon’s Offense Steal the Show?

Grand Canyon’s offense has been elite heading into this game and they should have plenty of confidence. In the last game against UT Arlington, Grand Canyon scored 89 points and they ended up winning by 15 points. Tyon Grant-Foster had a strong game putting up 22 points, nine rebounds, and two assists. Grand Canyon on the season is averaging 79.8 points while their defense is giving up 66.9 points per game. Tyon Grant Foster has been the star of the show averaging 19.8 points while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

Can Saint Mary’s Make a Run?

Saint Mary’s has played well this season and they have to have confidence heading into the tournament. Interestingly, six out of St. Mary’s seven defeats this season came in non-conference games, including the one to San Diego State. In the last game against Gonzaga, the defense gave up only 60 points and that led to the victory. Aidan Mahaeny had a strong game putting up 23 points, two rebounds, and one assist. Saint Mary’s is averaging 74.2 points while their defense is giving up 58.7 points per game. This team has used a balanced attack with five different players averaging at least 10.1 points per game. 

Grand Canyon vs Saint Mary’s Betting Prediction

This game is going to come down to the offense of Grand Canyon going against the defense of Saint Mary’s. Saint Mary’s has been tested more this season and they are going to raise to the occasion here. Saint Mary’s is still averaging 74.2 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. This game is going to be a comfortable victory by Saint Mary’s. Back Saint Mary’s against the spread. If the Gaels go through, they would meet Charleston or Alabama in the next round.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: St Mary's -5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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