The Utah Tech Trailblazers (13-17, 5-13 WAC) take the court against the Grand Canyon Antelopes (19-11, 11-7 WAC) on Friday at 9:00 PM ET in WAC action, aiting on ESPN+.
The Trailblazers face the Antelopes in a game that is currently set as a pick ’em. The over/under for the game is set at 145.5.
Utah Tech vs. Grand Canyon Odds
Point Spread for Utah Tech vs. Grand Canyon
The spread for this matchup is set at a pick ’em.
Utah Tech vs. Grand Canyon Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Utah Tech has -110 odds to pick up the win, while Grand Canyon is listed at -110 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 145.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Saint George, Utah
- Arena: Burns Arena
Utah Tech vs. Grand Canyon Betting Trends
Utah Tech is 16-10-1 against the spread this year. The Trailblazers have won in seven of the nine contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Utah Tech’s games this year have gone over the total in 15 out of 27 opportunities (55.6%).
In Grand Canyon’s 27 games this season, it has 10 wins against the spread. The Antelopes have won three of the eight games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (37.5%). Grand Canyon has hit the over 74.1% of the time this season (20 of 27 games with a set point total).
Utah Tech vs. Grand Canyon Key Players to Watch
Isaiah Pope posts 13.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, shooting 44.8% from the floor and 43.2% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game. Tanner Christensen is tops on the Trailblazers at 7.1 rebounds per game, while also putting up 1.7 assists and 10.2 points. Jacob Nicolds averages 10.1 points, 4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
Gabe McGlothan is the Antelopes’ top rebounder (7.9 per game), and he contributes 11.8 points and 0.8 assists. Chance McMillian is putting up 10.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest, making 49% of his shots from the field and 44.4% from 3-point range, with 1.6 triples per game. The Antelopes receive 7.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from Noah Baumann.
What you need to know about the Utah Tech Trailblazers
Utah Tech has put together an 8-8-1 conference record against the spread this season. With 76 points per game on offense, the Trailblazers rank 79th in the nation. At the other end of the court, they cede 73.2 points per contest, which ranks 273rd in college basketball. Utah Tech is 180th in the nation with 31.7 rebounds per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 70th with 29.2 rebounds allowed per game.
At home, the Trailblazers are putting up nine more points per game (81.3) than they are on the road (72.3). With a 38.6% three-point percentage this season, Utah Tech ranks 13th-best in the country. It ranks 43rd in college basketball by draining 8.8 threes per contest. With 7.5 treys conceded per game, the Trailblazers are 215th in the country. They are giving up a 35.7% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 294th in college basketball.
The Trailblazers have gone 3-7 over their past 10 games, with a 5-4-1 record against the spread during that span. Utah Tech has gone over the total in six of its past 10 outings. On offense, Utah Tech has increased its production a little bit over its last 10 games, scoring 76.6 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 76 it has put up over the course of this season. Utah Tech’s defense has been more porous as of late, as the team has given up 74.9 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 73.2 points per game its opponents average this season.
What you need to know about the Grand Canyon Antelopes
So far this year, 14 out of Grand Canyon’s 16 WAC games with an over/under have hit the over. The Antelopes score 74.6 points per game and allow 66, ranking them 115th in the nation on offense and 65th on defense. Grand Canyon is 51st in the nation in rebounds per game (34.1) and 95th in rebounds allowed (29.7).
At home, the Antelopes average 81.3 points per game. Away, they score 67.1. Grand Canyon makes 8.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 37.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 52nd and 36th, respectively, in the nation. Giving up 6.1 3-pointers per game and conceding 32% from beyond the arc, the Antelopes are 42nd and 71st in the country, respectively, in those categories.
The Antelopes are 3-7 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Grand Canyon has gone over the total eight times. Grand Canyon has performed better offensively in its last 10 games, scoring 77.7 points per contest, 3.1 more than its season average of 74.6. The Antelopes are ceding 70.9 points per contest over their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 66 points allowed.
Utah Tech vs. Grand Canyon Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is Utah Tech, and we expect that Utah Tech will cover the spread (pick ’em). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 145.5 points.
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