Check out our free Stephen F. Austin 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.
Stephen F. Austin vs Grand Canyon Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Lumberjacks vs Antelopes Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Grand Canyon Antelopes
- Where: Phoenix at GCU Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Stephen F. Austin +4, SFAUS +153 | GCAN -188 O/U 140.5
Stephen F. Austin will take the floor against the Antelopes with an overall record of 15-8. On the road, the Lumberjacks will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 5-6. So far, the Lumberjacks have been the underdog 7 times, going 3-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Sadaidriene Hall comes into today’s game as the Lumberjacks’ leading scorer at 13.09 points per contest. Not only has Hall been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Stephen F. Austin’s top rebounder at 6.39 boards per contest. Behind Hall, the team has benefited from the strong play of Nigel Hawkins, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.74 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.6% of his shots and is adding 3.7 boards per game.
On offense, Stephen F. Austin is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.7 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 23 games, they have only hit 33.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 30.95% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Grand Canyon will take the floor against the Lumberjacks with an overall record of 14-8. Currently, the Antelopes have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 11-2. The Antelopes’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Grand Canyon has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 10-6.
Grand Canyon’s leading scorer this season is Rayshon Harrison, who is averaging 16.41 points per contest. So far, Harrison has accounted for 22.6% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.5 rebounds per game and 3.05 assists. Gabe McGlothan is the second leading scorer for the Antelopes, averaging 10.82 points per game. Between him and McGlothan, they are accounting for 37.5% 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 they 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: Grand Canyon Antelopes -4
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and Grand Canyon Antelopes is to get money down on the Grand Canyon to win an cover as -4 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.16 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Grand Canyon Antelopes at -4.