Cal Baptist at Grand Canyon: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
Photo by Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK
Grand Canyon Antelopes (12-3) vs Cal Baptist Lancers (10-7)
Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Grand Canyon University Arena)
Betting Odds: Grand Canyon Antelopes -10 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The California Baptist Lancers and Grand Canyon Antelopes face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at GCU Arena.
The California Baptist Lancers come into this game with a 10-7 record overall and they have last two of their last three games. Each of the last two games, they were the favorites, but they were defeated in the last game by a point. California Baptist on the season is averaging 78,6 points per game while their defense is giving up 77.3 points per game. The Lancers are shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 41.1 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Ty Rowell has been the best player for Cal Baptist averaging 15.6 points while shooting 41 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Grand Canyon Antelopes who sit with a 12-3 record overall and they have won eight games in a row. Each of the last three games, Grand Canyon has covered the spread. In the last game against New Mexico State, the defense locked down giving up 53 points and that led to the victory. On the season, Grand Canyon is averaging 72.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 62.2 points per game. Center Asbjorn Midtgaard has been the best player for Grand Canyon averaging 14.8 points while shooting 74.4 percent from the field.
The over is 8-1 in the California Baptist Lancers last nine games played on Friday. The over is 11-4 in Cal Baptist’s last 15 games overall. Grand Canyon is 8-0 against the spread in their last eight home games. Grand Canyon is 11-2 against the spread in their last 13 games overall.
These are two teams who can score,but Grand Canyon’s defense is better and that is going to be the difference in this game. Look for Grand Canyon’s defense to lock down, and that will lead to Grand Canyon coming away with a cover of the spread.