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Utah Valley vs Grand Canyon Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Wolverines vs Antelopes Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Utah Valley Wolverines at Grand Canyon Antelopes
- Where: Phoenix at GCU Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Utah Valley +2.5, UTAHV +117 | GCAN -145 O/U 138.5
Through 20 games, the Utah Valley Wolverines have an overall record of 15-5. So far, the Wolverines have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 6-4. For the season, Utah Valley has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wolverines being +2.5 point underdogs.
Utah Valley’s leading scorer this season is Justin Harmon, who is averaging 14.3 points per contest. So far, Harmon has accounted for 18.57% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.05 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists. Trey Woodbury is the second leading scorer for the Wolverines, averaging 13.15 points per game. Between him and Woodbury, they are accounting for 35.6% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, Utah Valley will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Wolverines are ranked 190th at 71.2 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 414th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Utah Valley is close to the NCAA average at 37.0%.
Grand Canyon will take the floor against the Wolverines with an overall record of 13-6. So far this season, Grand Canyon has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Antelopes as the -2.5 point favorites. The Antelopes have been favored 13 times, going 9-4 straight up.
Grand Canyon’s leading scorer this season is Rayshon Harrison, who is averaging 16.47 points per contest. So far, Harrison has accounted for 22.58% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.42 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists. Gabe McGlothan is the second leading scorer for the Antelopes, averaging 11.32 points per game. Between him and McGlothan, they are accounting for 38.1% 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 -2.5
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Utah Valley Wolverines and Grand Canyon Antelopes is to get money down on the Grand Canyon to win an cover as -2.5 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 -2.5.