The Southern Utah Thunderbirds (19-10, 11-5 WAC) will host the Grand Canyon Antelopes (18-11, 9-7 WAC) after victories in 10 home games in a row. It begins at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
The Thunderbirds are currently 5-point favorites against the Antelopes. The over/under for the matchup is set at 149.
Southern Utah vs. Grand Canyon Odds
Point Spread for Southern Utah vs. Grand Canyon
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with bookmakers listing Southern Utah as the favorite.
Southern Utah vs. Grand Canyon Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Southern Utah has -213 odds to pick up the win, while Grand Canyon is listed at +178 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 149 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Cedar City, Utah
- Arena: America First Event Center
Southern Utah vs. Grand Canyon Betting Trends
Southern Utah has played 25 games, with 14 wins against the spread. The Thunderbirds have been chosen as favorites in 14 games this year and have walked away with the win 11 times (78.6%) in those games. Southern Utah’s games this year have hit the over on 13 of 26 set point totals.
Against the spread, Grand Canyon is 9-17-0 this year. The Antelopes have been the underdog on the moneyline seven total times this season. They’ve gone 2-5 in those games. Grand Canyon has eclipsed the over/under 73.1% of the time this year (19 of 26 games with a set point total).
Southern Utah vs. Grand Canyon Key Players to Watch
Tevian Jones paces his squad in both points (18.2) and assists (1.3) per contest, and also averages 4.4 rebounds. At the other end, he puts up 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Maizen Fausett puts up 11.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Harrison Butler is tops on his squad in rebounds per contest (6.8), and also posts 11 points and 2.5 assists. Defensively, he averages 1 steal and 0.4 blocked shots. Drake Allen averages a team-leading 3.4 assists per game. He is also posting 11.4 points and 3.4 rebounds, shooting 52.8% from the floor.
Gabe McGlothan is averaging a team-high 8.1 rebounds per game. And he is delivering 11.7 points and 0.8 assists, making 50% of his shots from the floor. Chance McMillian is averaging 10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, making 48.5% of his shots from the field and 44.2% from beyond the arc, with 1.6 treys per contest. Noah Baumann is averaging 7.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, making 41.6% of his shots from the field and 41.4% from beyond the arc, with 1.6 triples per contest.
What you need to know about the Southern Utah Thunderbirds
Southern Utah has compiled a 10-6-0 ATS record in conference play so far this year. The Thunderbirds sport a top-25 offense this year, ranking fifth-best in college basketball with 83.3 points per game. On defense, they rank 275th with 73.3 points allowed per contest. Southern Utah is top-25 this season in rebounding, ranking 17th-best in college basketball with 35.9 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 125th with 30.2 rebounds allowed per contest.
The Thunderbirds are averaging 94.8 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 73.8 points per contest. This year, Southern Utah is draining 8.3 three-pointers per game (75th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35% (144th-ranked) from beyond the arc. So far this year, the Thunderbirds are giving up 7.5 treys per game (215th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 33.6% (164th-ranked) from beyond the arc.
The Thunderbirds have gone 6-4 in their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, Southern Utah has hit the over four times. Southern Utah has been putting up 78 points per contest in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 83.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Southern Utah has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 74.4 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 73.3 it has conceded this season.
What you need to know about the Grand Canyon Antelopes
Grand Canyon and its opponents have combined to go over the point total 13 out of 15 times this year in WAC action. The Antelopes score 74.3 points per game and give up 65.6, making them 119th in the nation on offense and 59th on defense. On the glass, Grand Canyon is 48th in college basketball in rebounds (34.3 per game). It is 89th in rebounds allowed (29.6 per game).
The Antelopes are putting up more points at home (81.3 per game) than away (65.1). In 2022-23, Grand Canyon is 51st in college basketball in 3-point makes (8.7 per game) and 47th in 3-point percentage (37%). In 2022-23, the Antelopes are 36th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (6 per game) and 66th in defensive 3-point percentage (31.9%).
The Antelopes have two wins against the spread, and are 5-5 overall, in their last 10 contests. Grand Canyon has gone over the total in eight of its last 10 contests. While Grand Canyon is posting 74.3 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark over its previous 10 games, producing 76.8 a contest. The Antelopes are giving up 70.7 points per game in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 65.6 points allowed.
Southern Utah vs. Grand Canyon Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this game is Southern Utah, and we expect that Grand Canyon will cover the spread (Southern Utah -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 149 points.
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