Southern Utah vs Grand Canyon Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/11/23

Grand Canyon Lopes (23-11) vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds (22-11)

Game Info: Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 11:30 pm (Orleans Arena)

Betting Odds: Grand Canyon +0.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Grand Canyon Lopes will play the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in the Championship Game of the WAC Tournament on Saturday night at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Grand Canyon Preview

The Grand Canyon Lopes are 23-11 (11-7) this season after they defeated Sam Houston State by a score of 78-75 in their last game. Grand Canyon trailed by six points at halftime, but they scored 42 points in the second half for the victory. Grand Canyon shot 54.3% from the field and made 16 three pointers in the win. The Lopes were -6 in rebounding margin and turned the ball over nine times in the game. The Grand Canyon Lopes are averaging 75 points per game, 66.6 points against per game, 37.2 rebounds per game, and 12.2 assists per game. Rayshon Harrison has led the Lopes this season with 17.6 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, and 3.4 assists per game. Grand Canyon is shooting 45.9% from the field, 71.9% on free throws, and 37.1% on three pointers this year.

Southern Utah Preview

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds 22-11 (12-6) this season after they defeated Utah Valley by a score of 89-88 in their last game. Southern Utah trailed by eight points at the half, but they were able to score 56 points in the second half for the victory. Southern Utah shot 44.8% from the field and made 8 three pointers in the win. The Thunderbirds recorded 35 rebounds and forced 16 turnovers in the game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 82.8 points per game, 73.6 points against per game, 38.3 rebounds per game, and 13.1 assists per game. Tevian Jones has led the Thunderbirds this season with 17.6 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. Southern Utah is shooting 47.1% from the field, 73.1% on free throws, and 34.6% on three pointers this year.

Pick

Southern Utah made a great comeback in their semifinal win over Utah Valley on Friday night and will have plenty of momentum coming into this game. Grand Canyon also had a come from behind win on Friday, but it wasn’t quite as dramatic. Grand Canyon has won five games in a row and seven of their last eight, including an 83-78 win over Southern Utah. I am taking Grand Canyon in this game, as they are the slightly better defensive team. 

David’s Pick Grand Canyon +0.5

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