Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Lancers versus the Antelopes? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at GCU Arena in Phoenix, AZ. The over/under for this game is set at 138 points, and Grand Canyon is favored by -14 vs. California Baptist in a Western Athletic conference matchup.

CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LANCERS VS GRAND CANYON ANTELOPES BETTING PICK

The Pick: California Baptist Lancers +14

This game will be played at GCU Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LANCERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Antelopes.
  • Even though we have Grand Canyon winning straight-up, we like California Baptist at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can the Lancers Lock in a Win at Phoenix?

California Baptist is coming off a 69-46 loss to Utah Valley, which was their second straight defeat. They have gone 2-3 in their last five road games, and they are 4-6 in their previous 10 contests away from home. On the season, the Lancers have gone 14-10, including a 7-6 record in Western Athletic Conference play.

As an underdog, California Baptist has gone 2-4, and they are 4-5 on the road this season. For the year, they have been outscored by an average of 0.6 points per game on the road, compared to a +3.3 average scoring margin at home. Their record as an underdog this year is 2-4.

As the underdog this season, California Baptist has an ATS record of 3-3. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lancers have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-5 this year and they are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.

This season, the over/under record for California Baptist is 9-13. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 133.7 points per game, which is less than the average over/under line in their games of 137.7. Today’s over/under line of 138 is similar to their average scoring total in their last three games of 134 points.

In their recent matchup, the California Baptist offense ended with 46 points against Utah Valley. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 30.9% and made 3 threes. Kendal Coleman led the team in scoring, putting up 12 points. Additionally, Scotty Washington contributed 8 points for the Lancers.

So far this season, the California Baptist defense has been performing well, ranking 34th in the country at 65.3 points allowed per contest. California Baptist’s three-point defense is currently 6th in the country at 4.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.0% of their shots vs. California Baptist.

Will the Antelopes Find a Way to Win at Home?

Grand Canyon is 14-point favorites against California Baptist tonight. They are 14-1 at home this season and have won their last 12 games at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +14.4 points per game.

So far this season, Grand Canyon has been favored in 22 of their 25 games, going 20-2 in those matchups. Overall, they are 23-2 and have won their last six games.

When looking at Grand Canyon’s ATS record this season, they are currently 13-10-1. At home, they have gone 7-7-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-4-1.

Grand Canyon’s over/under record this season sits at 12-12 and the average scoring total in their games is 145.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average OU line in their games (146). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 148 points.

Against Utah Tech, the Grand Canyon had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 80.7 points per game. They scored 73 points and posted a field goal percentage of 41.4% in the game. The top scorer for the Antelopes was Tyon Grant-Foster with 16 points, while Gabe McGlothan also added 12 to the scoreboard.

Grand Canyon’s defense has been playing well, ranking 64th nationally, with 67.3 points allowed per game. In their most recent game, the Grand Canyon defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Utah Tech knocked down 12 three-pointers on their way to 61 points.