Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Antelopes versus the Texans? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Wisdom Gym in Stephenville, TX. In this Western Athletic matchup, Grand Canyon is favored bt -5.5 vs. Tarleton State. The over/under for the game is 141 points.

GRAND CANYON ANTELOPES VS TARLETON STATE TEXANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Grand Canyon Antelopes -5.5

This game will be played at Wisdom Gym at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE GRAND CANYON ANTELOPES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-69 in favor of the Antelopes.
  • Not only will Grand Canyon pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 149 points.

Is It the Antelopes Game to Lose on the Road?

Grand Canyon has already played 26 games this season, and they currently have a record of 24-2. When playing away from home, the Antelopes have a record of 8-1, while they are 15-1 when playing at home. As of today’s game, Grand Canyon holds a 13-11-1 ATS record. In their last ten games, Grand Canyon is 2-3 ATS.

Grand Canyon’s games have, on average, featured 146.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 13-12-0. Their average over/under line is currently 145.6 points so far. The Antelopes’ last five games have culminated with an average of 156 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

In their latest game, Grand Canyon’s offense looked good, scoring 79 points against California Baptist. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.1% and made 17/25 free throws. On the offensive front, the Antelopes have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 121st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 149th in terms of percentage and 203rd in three-pointers made.

So far, the Antelopes’ defense is ranked 71st in the country at 67.6 points per contest. Grand Canyon’s three-point defense is currently 61st in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.8% of their shots vs. Grand Canyon.

Can the Texans Pull Off a Home Win?

Tarleton State is preparing for their 26th game of the season, coming in with a record of 18-7. The team has a road record of 8-5 and a home record of 7-2. Tarleton State’s ATS record sits above .500 at 14-8. Over their last five games, the team has a perfect 5-0 record vs. the spread.

Tarleton State’s games have, on average, featured 139.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 13-9-0. Their average over/under line is currently 137.8 points so far. The Texans’ last five games have finished with a combined 147 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The Tarleton State offense is coming off a game where they scored 80 points against UT Arlington. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 7 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Jakorie Smith, who holds an average of 15.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Lue Williams is averaging 14.2 points per game this season.

In the current season, the Tarleton State defense has excelled, sitting 66th in the nation by allowing 67.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. UT Arlington, the Mavericks finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 78 points vs. Tarleton State.