Grand Canyon vs. Seattle U WAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023
The No. 5 seed Grand Canyon Antelopes (21-11, 11-7 WAC) are favored by 2.5 points in the WAC Tournament over the No. 4 seed Seattle U Redhawks (20-11, 11-7 WAC). The teams will hit the court Thursday at 5:30 PM live on ESPN+, with the winner moving closer to a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under is 135.5 in the matchup.
Grand Canyon vs. Seattle U Odds
- Grand Canyon odds to win: -145
- Seattle U odds to win: +121
- Spread: Grand Canyon (-2.5)
- Total: 135.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Time: 5:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Paradise, Nevada
- Venue: Orleans Arena
Who Will Win Grand Canyon vs. Seattle U?
Grand Canyon and Seattle U Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Grand Canyon has a 6-12 record against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
Seattle U is 3-6 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.
The two teams average a combined 10.9 more points per game, 146.4, than this matchup’s total of 135.5 points.
Grand Canyon and Seattle U have seen their opponents average a combined 0.8 fewer points per game than the point total of 135.5 set for this game.
Grand Canyon’s average total in outings this year has been 140.9, 5.4 points higher than the total in this particular game.
The average point total for the Redhawks this season is 4.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.
The Antelopes have an 11-18-0 record against the spread this season.
The Redhawks have gone 13-16-0 ATS this season.
Grand Canyon Stats & Insights
Grand Canyon outscores opponents by 8.5 points per game (scoring 74.7 per game to rank 110th in college basketball while allowing 66.2 per contest to rank 66th in college basketball) and has a +271 scoring differential overall.
Grand Canyon is 51st in college basketball at 34.1 rebounds per game. That’s 4.5 more than the 29.6 its opponents average.
The Antelopes connect on 8.6 three-pointers per game (56th in college basketball), 2.6 more than their opponents (6).
Grand Canyon’s 98.5 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 62nd in college basketball, and the 87.3 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 70th in college basketball.
Offensively, the Antelopes have played better when playing at home this season, posting 81.3 points per game, compared to 67.5 per game on the road.
Seattle U Stats & Insights
Seattle U is outscoring opponents by 3.2 points per game, with a +99 scoring differential overall. It puts up 71.7 points per game (184th in college basketball) and allows 68.5 per outing (128th in college basketball).
The 34.5 rebounds per game Seattle U accumulates rank 42nd in college basketball, 1.7 more than the 32.8 its opponents grab.
Seattle U connects on 2.2 more threes per game than the opposition, 8.6 (56th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.4.
Seattle U ranks 260th in college basketball averaging 90.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 63rd, allowing 86.5 points per 100 possessions.
At home, the Redhawks score 75.1 points per game. Away, they average 68.6.
Grand Canyon Key Players to Watch
The leader in points and assists for the Antelopes is Rayshon Harrison, who scores 17.8 points and dishes out 3.3 assists per game.
Grand Canyon’s best rebounder is Gabe McGlothan, who averages 7.9 boards per game in addition to his 12 PPG average.
Chance McMillian makes more threes per game than any other member of the Antelopes, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.6 per contest.
McMillian is Grand Canyon’s leader in steals, averaging 0.7 steals per game, while Kobe Knox leads them in blocks with 0.8 per contest.
Seattle U Key Players to Watch
Cameron Tyson is the top scorer for the Redhawks with 18.3 points per game. He also adds 4.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game to his stats.
Seattle U’s leader in rebounds is Riley Grigsby with 5.4 per game, and its leader in assists is Alex Schumacher with 2.6 per game.
Tyson is the most prolific from the three-point line for the Redhawks, hitting 3.2 threes per game.
Schumacher (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Seattle U while Kobe Williamson (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Grand Canyon vs. Seattle U Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Seattle U (+2.5)
- Pick OU:
Grand Canyon 71, Seattle U 69
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