Check out our free California Baptist vs Grand Canyon pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Phoenix. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
California Baptist vs Grand Canyon Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 29th Betting Odds
Lancers vs Antelopes Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: California Baptist Lancers at Grand Canyon Antelopes
- Where: Phoenix at GCU Arena
- Date: Thursday, December 29th
- Betting Odds: California Baptist +6, CABAP +211 | GCAN -268 O/U 127.0
California Baptist heads into this matchup having played 13 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-5. So far, the Lancers have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 2-3. For the season, California Baptist has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 2-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Lancers being +6 point underdogs.
California Baptist’s leading scorer this season is Taran Armstrong who is averaging 11.23 points per contest. So far, Armstrong has accounted for 16.48% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.08 rebounds per game and 4.77 assists. Joe Quintana is the second leading scorer for the Lancers, averaging 10.08 points per game. Between him and Quintana, they are accounting for 30.1% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for California Baptist this season, as they are currently ranked 196th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Lancers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.2%, placing them 312nd in the NCAA.
The Grand Canyon Antelopes will be looking to pick up their 14th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. So far this season, Grand Canyon has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-1. The Antelopes’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Grand Canyon has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 6-3.
Grand Canyon’s leading scorer this season is Rayshon Harrison who is averaging 13.69 points per contest. So far, Harrison has accounted for 19.14% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.69 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists. Gabe McGlothan is the second leading scorer for the Antelopes, averaging 10.77 points per game. Between him and McGlothan, they are accounting for 34.2% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Grand Canyon this season, as they are currently ranked 194th in college basketball at 71.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Antelopes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.1%, placing them 172nd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: California Baptist Lancers +6
Heading into this matchup between the Grand Canyon Antelopes and California Baptist Lancers we have a strong lean on taking the points with California Baptist at +6. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for California Baptist to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the California Baptist Lancers at +6. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.