Sam Houston vs. Grand Canyon WAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

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Sam Houston vs. Grand Canyon WAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The top-seeded Sam Houston Bearkats (25-6, 14-4 WAC) are 2.5-point favorites in the WAC Tournament against the No. 5 seed Grand Canyon Antelopes (22-11, 11-7 WAC) on Friday at Orleans Arena. The game tips off at 9:00 PM and airs on ESPN+, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under is set at 126.5 for the matchup.

Sam Houston vs. Grand Canyon Odds

  • Sam Houston odds to win: -156
  • Grand Canyon odds to win: +133
  • Spread: Sam Houston (-2.5)
  • Total: 126.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Where: Paradise, Nevada
  • Venue: Orleans Arena

Who Will Win Sam Houston vs. Grand Canyon?

Sam Houston and Grand Canyon Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season it was favored by 2.5 points or more, Sam Houston has a 13-6 record against the spread.

In games this year in which it was an underdog by 2.5 points or more, Grand Canyon has a 4-1 record against the spread.

These teams average 148.1 points per game combined, 21.6 more than the total of 126.5.

Sam Houston and Grand Canyon have seen their opponents average a combined 1.6 fewer points per game than the over/under of 126.5 set for this matchup.

The average point total for Sam Houston’s games this season is 4.9 more points than the over/under of 126.5 in this matchup.

Antelopes games this year have averaged an over/under of 141.6 points, 15.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

So far this season, the Bearkats have compiled an 18-10-0 record against the spread.

The Antelopes have a 12-18-0 record against the spread this season.

Sam Houston Stats & Insights

Sam Houston outscores opponents by 14.8 points per game (scoring 73.1 per game to rank 140th in college basketball while giving up 58.3 per contest to rank fourth in college basketball) and has a +460 scoring differential overall.

The 34.5 rebounds per game Sam Houston averages rank 42nd in the nation, and are 7.9 more than the 26.6 its opponents pull down per outing.

The Bearkats make 8.4 three-pointers per game (66th in college basketball), 1.2 more than their opponents (7.2). They are shooting 38.8% from deep (10th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 31.1%.

Sam Houston ranks 98th in college basketball with 96.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and third in college basketball defensively with 77.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Bearkats average 79.8 points per game in home games, compared to 66.5 points per game on the road, a difference of 13.3 points per contest.

Grand Canyon Stats & Insights

Grand Canyon is outscoring opponents by 8.4 points per game, with a +276 scoring differential overall. It puts up 75.0 points per game (103rd in college basketball) and gives up 66.6 per contest (72nd in college basketball).

Grand Canyon wins the rebound battle by an average of 4.4 boards. It grabs 33.9 rebounds per game (58th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 29.5.

Grand Canyon connects on 8.6 three-pointers per game (55th in college basketball), 2.6 more than its opponents. It shoots 37.1% from beyond the arc (39th in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 31.2%.

Grand Canyon’s 98.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 57th in college basketball, and the 87.8 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 77th in college basketball.

At home the Antelopes are putting up 81.3 points per game, 13.8 more than they are averaging away (67.5).

Sam Houston Key Players to Watch

Qua Grant leads the Bearkats in points and assists per game, scoring 13.6 points and distributing 3.9 assists.

Javion May leads Sam Houston in rebounding, pulling down 4.9 boards per game while also scoring 3.9 points a contest.

Donte Powers makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bearkats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.2 per contest.

Grant is Sam Houston’s leader in steals, averaging 2.0 steals per game, while Tristan Ikpe leads them in blocks with 0.5 per contest.

Grand Canyon Key Players to Watch

Rayshon Harrison scores 17.6 points and tacks on 3.4 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Antelopes’ leaderboards in those statistics.

Gabe McGlothan’s stat line of 7.9 rebounds, 12.7 points and 0.8 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Grand Canyon rebounding leaderboard.

Chance McMillian is dependable from distance and leads the Antelopes with 1.6 made 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).

Sam Houston vs. Grand Canyon Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Sam Houston (-2.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (126.5)

  • Prediction:
    Sam Houston 70, Grand Canyon 65

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.