The No. 5 seed Grand Canyon Antelopes (21-11, 11-7 WAC) will square off in the WAC Tournament against the No. 4 seed Seattle U Redhawks (20-11, 11-7 WAC) on Thursday at Orleans Arena, tipping off at 5:30 PM.
The Antelopes are currently modest 2.5-point favorites over the Redhawks. The over/under is 135.5 points for the game.
Grand Canyon vs. Seattle U Odds
Point Spread for Grand Canyon vs. Seattle U
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Grand Canyon as the favorite.
Grand Canyon vs. Seattle U Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Grand Canyon has -145 odds to pick up the win, while Seattle U is listed at +121 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 135.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Paradise, Nevada
- Arena: Orleans Arena
Grand Canyon vs. Seattle U Betting Trends
Against the spread, Grand Canyon is 11-18-0 this year. The Antelopes have been chosen as favorites in 20 games this year and have walked away with the win 14 times (70%) in those games. Grand Canyon’s games this year have hit the over on 21 of 29 set point totals.
Seattle U is 13-16-0 against the spread this season. The Redhawks have been the moneyline underdog 13 total times this season. They’ve gone 3-10 in those games. Seattle U has hit the over 44.8% of the time this season (13 of 29 games with a set point total).
Grand Canyon vs. Seattle U Key Players to Watch
Gabe McGlothan leads the Antelopes at 7.9 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 0.8 assists and 12 points. Chance McMillian is averaging 10.7 points, 1.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. Noah Baumann is posting 7 points, 0.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds per contest.
Cameron Tyson is averaging team highs in points (18.3 per game) and assists (0.8). And he is delivering 4.3 rebounds, making 38.4% of his shots from the field and 34.1% from beyond the arc, with 3.2 triples per contest. Alex Schumacher is averaging a team-leading 2.6 assists per game. He’s also contributing 11.9 points and 3.6 rebounds, hitting 36.7% of his shots from the field. Riley Grigsby paces the Redhawks in rebounding (5.4 per game), and produces 13.4 points and 1.6 assists. He also delivers 0.5 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Brandton Chatfield gets the Redhawks 7 points, 5 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.6 steals and 1 block.
What you need to know about the Grand Canyon Antelopes
A total of 15 out of Grand Canyon’s 18 WAC games this season have gone over the point total. The Antelopes are averaging 74.7 points per game (110th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while ceding 66.2 points per contest (66th-ranked). Grand Canyon is grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game (51st-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 29.6 rebounds per contest (89th-ranked).
Grand Canyon ranks 56th in the nation with 8.6 three-pointers per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 39th with a 37.1% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Antelopes are allowing 6 treys per game (35th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 31.4% three-point percentage (53rd-ranked).
The Antelopes have gone 6-4 over their last 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Grand Canyon has hit the over seven times. On offense, Grand Canyon has increased its output a little bit over its last 10 games, scoring 79.3 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 74.7 it has put up over the course of this year. Grand Canyon has been more porous on defense as of late, allowing 69.3 points per game during its past 10 outings compared to the 66.2 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Seattle U Redhawks
Seattle U has won eight games against the spread this year in conference play, while failing to cover 10 times. Offensively the Redhawks are the 184th-ranked squad in college basketball (71.7 points per game). Defensively they are 128th (68.5 points conceded per game). On the boards, Seattle U is 42nd in the nation in rebounds (34.5 per game). It is 289th in rebounds conceded (32.8 per game).
With 8.6 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 31.8% from downtown, Seattle U is 56th and 310th in the country, respectively, in those categories. The Redhawks give up 6.4 3-pointers per game and concede 31.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 75th and 68th, respectively, in the country.
The Redhawks have gone 4-6 in their last 10 contests, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. Six of Seattle U’s last 10 contests have hit the over. Seattle U is putting up 66.8 points per contest in its previous 10 games, which is 4.9 fewer points than its average for the season (71.7). Over their past 10 games, the Redhawks are surrendering 72.7 points per contest, 4.2 more points than their season average (68.5).
Grand Canyon vs. Seattle U Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Grand Canyon, and we predict that Seattle U will cover the spread (Grand Canyon -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 135.5 points.
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