Utah Valley at Grand Canyon - 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Grand Canyon Antelopes (14-5) vs Utah Valley Wolverines (9-9)
Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Grand Canyon University Arena)
Betting Odds: Grand Canyon Antelopes -9.5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Grand Canyon Antelopes will host the Utah Valley Wolverines in a battle between the top two teams in the Western Athletic Conference. The teams have yet to play this season.
The Antelopes head into this game having lost 2 of 3 following their 9 game win streak. They won in their last game on the road against Seattle 81-71. They hit 48.1% of their shots and 38.1% from three. Grand Canyon also went 22-27 from the line. They had assists on 18 of their 25 field goals. Jovan Blacksher Jr led the offense with 17 points and 7 assists. Big man Asbjorn Midtgaard had a double double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. The Antelopes dominated the glass, outrebounding Seattle 42-21 in the game. Grand Canyon is averaging 76.5 points per game, while allowing 62.1 to their opponents. Midtgaard has led the team offensively, averaging 14.6 points on 74.5% shooting this season. He also averages 10.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.
Utah Valley won last time out against Rio Grande 73-64 for their second straight win. They shot 41.3% from the field and 47.1% from three. Fifteen of their 26 field goals came via assist. Uche Dibiamaka led the team with 17 points. Javon Levi also had 15 points and 6 assists. The Wolverines were bad on the glass, getting outrebounded 48-29 in the game. Utah Valley is averaging 76.2 points per game, while surrendering 75.2 to their opponents. Jamison Overton leads the team with 16.7 points per game.
Grand Canyon is 12-4 ATS this season, 8-2 ATS after a win, and 7-1 ATS at home. Utah Valley is 10-7 ATS this season, 3-6 ATS after a win, and 4-3 ATS on the road.
The Wolverines have been bad on the road, going 2-5 on the season. In those losses, they have been outscored by an average of 11.8 points. Meanwhile Grand Canyon has been lights out at home. They have a 9-2 record at home and have been just as good against the number. Midtgaard has had a double double in each of his last 5 games, and will cause problems for whoever Utah State throws at him. Give me the Antelopes to cover at home.