Grand Canyon vs Sam Houston State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/10/23

Sam Houston State Bearkats (25-6) vs Grand Canyon Lopes (22-11)

Game Info: Friday, March 9, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Orleans Arena)

Betting Odds: Grand Canyon Lopes +2.5 -- Over/Under: 129.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Sam Houston State Bearkats will play the Grand Canyon Lopes in the Semifinals of the WAC Tournament on Friday night at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sam Houston State Preview

The Sam Houston State Bearkats are 25-6 (14-4) this season after they defeated Cal Baptist by a score of 64-51 in their last game. Sam Houston State shot 40.4% from the field and was +11 in rebounding margin in the win. The Sam Houston State Bearkats are averaging 73.4 points per game, 58.5 points against per game, 37.3 rebounds per game, and 13.9 assists per game. Qua Grant has led the Bearkats this season with 13.8 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, and 3.9 assists per game. Sam Houston State is shooting 46% from the field, 68% on free throws, and 39% on three pointers this year.

Grand Canyon Preview

The Grand Canyon Lopes are 22-11 (11-7) this season after they defeated Seattle by a score of 84-79 in their last game. Grand Canyon shot 53.8% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The Grand Canyon Lopes are averaging 74.7 points per game, 66.2 points against per game, 37.4 rebounds per game, and 12 assists per game. Rayshon Harrison has led the Lopes this season with 17.8 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, and 3.3 assists per game. Grand Canyon is shooting 45.7% from the field, 72.1% on free throws, and 37% on three pointers this year.

Trends

Grand Canyon is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games. The over is 23-4 in Grand Canyon’s last 27 games. Sam Houston State is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. The under is 7-0 in Sam Houston State’s last 7 games. 

Pick

Both of these teams have had very successful seasons and both finished in the top four of the WAC standings in the regular season. Sam Houston State has won eight games in a row, but they did lose to Grand Canyon in their lone meeting of the year. Sam Houston State has played great basketball over the last few weeks and I like them to pick up another win in this matchup. 

David’s Pick Sam Houston State -2.5

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