Utah Tech vs. Grand Canyon Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Friday, March 3, 2023
The Utah Tech Trailblazers (13-17, 5-12 WAC) host the Grand Canyon Antelopes (19-11, 10-7 WAC) in a matchup of WAC teams at Burns Arena, starting at 9:00 PM ET on Friday, March 3, 2023. The Trailblazers are 1-point favorites in the game. The over/under is set at 145.5 in the matchup.
Utah Tech vs. Grand Canyon Odds
- Utah Tech odds to win: -114
- Grand Canyon odds to win: -105
- Spread: Utah Tech (-1)
- Total: 145.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Saint George, Utah
- Venue: Burns Arena
Who Will Win Utah Tech vs. Grand Canyon?
Utah Tech and Grand Canyon Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least 1-point favorites this season, Utah Tech is 7-2 against the spread.
Grand Canyon has a 4-4 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 1 point or more this season.
These teams average 150.6 points per game combined, 5.1 more than the over/under of 145.5.
Utah Tech and Grand Canyon have seen their opponents average a combined 6.3 fewer points per game than the over/under of 145.5 set for this matchup.
Utah Tech’s average point total in outings this season is 149.2, 3.7 points higher than the total in this game.
Antelopes games this year have averaged an over/under of 140.6 points, 4.9 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
The Trailblazers’ ATS record is 16-10-1 this season.
The Antelopes’ ATS record is 10-17-0 this season.
Utah Tech Stats & Insights
Utah Tech is outscoring opponents by 2.8 points per game with a +82 scoring differential overall. It puts up 76 points per game (80th in college basketball) and gives up 73.2 per contest (272nd in college basketball).
Utah Tech ranks 181st in the country at 31.7 rebounds per game. That’s 2.5 more than the 29.2 its opponents average.
The Trailblazers connect on 1.3 more threes per contest than the opposition, 8.8 (44th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.5.
Utah Tech averages 96.7 points per 100 possessions on offense (108th in college basketball), and gives up 93.2 points per 100 possessions (234th in college basketball).
The Trailblazers are averaging 81.3 points per game this year when playing at home, which is nine more points than they’re averaging away from home (72.3).
Grand Canyon Stats & Insights
Grand Canyon is outscoring opponents by 8.6 points per game, with a +256 scoring differential overall. It puts up 74.6 points per game (115th in college basketball) and allows 66 per outing (67th in college basketball).
Grand Canyon comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 4.4 boards. It grabs 34.1 rebounds per game (52nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 29.7.
Grand Canyon connects on 8.7 three-pointers per game (51st in college basketball), 2.6 more than its opponents. It shoots 37.2% from deep (38th in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 32%.
Grand Canyon scores 98.2 points per 100 possessions (68th in college basketball), while allowing 86.9 points per 100 possessions (66th in college basketball).
The Antelopes score 81.3 points per game at home, and 67.1 on the road.
Utah Tech Key Players to Watch
Cameron Gooden leads the Trailblazers in points and assists per game, scoring 16.1 points and distributing 3.4 assists.
Tanner Christensen leads Utah Tech in rebounding, grabbing 7.1 boards per game while also scoring 10.2 points a contest.
The Trailblazers get the most three-point shooting production out of Gooden, who knocks down two threes per game.
The Utah Tech steals leader is Noa Gonsalves, who averages 1.2 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Christensen, who compiles 0.7 rejections per contest.
Grand Canyon Key Players to Watch
The Antelopes’ Rayshon Harrison racks up enough points (17.2 per game) and assists (3.2 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
Gabe McGlothan’s stat line of 7.9 rebounds, 11.8 points and 0.8 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Grand Canyon rebounding leaderboard.
Chance McMillian is the top shooter from distance for the Antelopes, hitting 1.6 threes per game.
Grand Canyon’s leader in steals is McMillian (0.7 per game), and its leader in blocks is Kobe Knox (0.8 per game).
Utah Tech vs. Grand Canyon Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Grand Canyon (+1)
- Pick OU:
Utah Tech 73, Grand Canyon 72
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