Check out our free Texas-Rio Grande Valley 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.
Texas-Rio Grande Valley vs Grand Canyon Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds
Vaqueros vs Antelopes Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros at Grand Canyon Antelopes
- Where: Phoenix at GCU Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds: Texas-Rio Grande Valley +12, UTRGV +529 | GCAN -832 O/U 147.5
Texas-Rio Grande Valley will take the floor against the Antelopes with an overall record of 12-14. On the road, the Vaqueros will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 2-9. So far, the Vaqueros have been the underdog 19 times, going 6-13 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +12 underdogs on the spread.
Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s leading scorer this season is Justin Johnson, who is averaging 20.58 points per contest. So far, Johnson has accounted for 26.64% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.08 rebounds per game and 2.88 assists. Will Johnston is the second leading scorer for the Vaqueros, averaging 14.24 points per game. Between him and Johnston, they are accounting for 44.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas-Rio Grande Valley this season, as they are currently ranked 187th in college basketball at 71.4 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 Vaqueros’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.4%, placing them 451st in the NCAA.
Grand Canyon will take the floor against the Vaqueros with an overall record of 16-9. So far this season, Grand Canyon has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 13-2. The Antelopes’ are sitting with a betting line that is -12 points in their favor. For the season, Grand Canyon has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 12-6.
Grand Canyon’s leading scorer this season is Rayshon Harrison, who is averaging 16.8 points per contest. So far, Harrison has accounted for 23.09% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.64 rebounds per game and 3.4 assists. Gabe McGlothan is the second leading scorer for the Antelopes, averaging 10.76 points per game. Between him and McGlothan, they are accounting for 37.9% 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 -12
In this matchup between the Grand Canyon Antelopes and Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros, we believe that Texas-Rio Grande Valley has a good chance of keeping the game closer than the odds suggest. The Vaqueros have historically performed well as the underdog, going 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 games. Additionally, the two teams have different styles of play, with Grand Canyon focusing on a faster pace and Texas-Rio Grande Valley preferring a slower game. We think this will work in the Vaqueros’s favor, as there will be fewer possessions for Grand Canyon to take the lead. Based on these factors, we recommend betting on the Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros to cover as the +12 point underdogs.