WAC foes will clash when the Seattle Redhawks (12-14, 5-6 WAC) square off with the Grand Canyon Antelopes (12-13, 7-4 WAC) at the Redhawk Center. Action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
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In the Antelopes’ last outing, they won big over the Chicago State Cougars, 71-47. With 14 points, six rebounds and five assists, Grand Canyon’s Jovan Blacksher Jr. played well. Grand Canyon dominated every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.3 (better than their season average of 15.5) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.8 (above their season average of 22.7). Chicago State was 26.8 and 14.3, respectively, for those same stats.
The Redhawks are hoping for a better outcome after their 79-72 loss to the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros in their last contest. With 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, Seattle’s Morgan Means had a good outing. UT Rio Grande Valley did a terrific job of making free throws (24-32; 75.0 percent). Seattle, meanwhile, held the Vaqueros to an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.5 (below their season average of 30.0).
Seattle should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. Seattle ranks fifth in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 14.9 percent), while Grand Canyon forces the 52nd-fewest turnovers (17.4 percent). Furthermore, the Antelopes are among the country’s best at getting to the line, ranking 32nd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.279). The Redhawks, meanhwile, rank 324th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.298).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Antelopes won 80-77. The Antelopes played a nearly flawless game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 38.9 and an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.458. For those same stats, the Redhawks recorded marks of 21.4 and 0.292, respectively. Despite the loss, Terrell Brown was the game’s leading scorer with 31 points.
Grand Canyon Antelopes at Seattle Redhawks Odds Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Seattle, ATS Winner – Seattle, O/U – Over
The Antelopes rank 212th in assists per game (11.7) while the Redhawks rank 233rd (11.1).
Seattle ranks 109th in three pointers attempted per game (23.0) while Grand Canyon ranks 257th (18.3).
The Redhawks rank 130th in rebounds per game (35.9) while the Antelopes rank 245th (32.9).
Grand Canyon ranks 29th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Seattle ranks 97th (3.2).
The Redhawks have been outscored by an average of 2.6 points in their last five games. On the season, Seattle has defeated opponents by an average of 1.8 points.
During their last five games, the Antelopes have scored an average of 76.8 points per game (9.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.4 points per game (3.6 above their season average).