Planning on watching today’s Antelopes and Trailblazers game? Catch the action at Burns Arena in St. George, UT, as the Trailblazers hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Antelopes come into this Western Athletic conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 148.5 points.
GRAND CANYON ANTELOPES VS UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Utah Tech Trailblazers +12
This game will be played at Burns Arena at 9:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-72 in favor of the Antelopes.
- Even though we have Grand Canyon winning straight-up, we like Utah Tech at +12.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 147 points.
Can the Antelopes Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?
Grand Canyon comes into today’s game with an overall record of 13-1 and have won their last nine games. So far, the Antelopes are 4-0 on the road this season and have an average scoring margin of +10.0 points per game away from home.
In their last game, Grand Canyon took on Southern Utah and won by a score of 96-75. Over their last ten road games, the Antelopes have gone 9-1.
Grand Canyon has been a solid bet this season, going 8-5 against the spread. On the road, they are 3-1 vs. the spread and have gone 9-1 in their last 10 road games. However, they have gone just 1-2 vs. the spread in their last three games as the favorite and are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the favorite.
So far this season, the over/under record for Grand Canyon games is 7-6. Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.5). Currently, the average scoring total in their games this year is 148.7 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0 and the average scoring total is 170 points.
Grand Canyon’s offense had a good outing, putting up 96 points against Southern Utah. They achieved a 57.6% field goal percentage and went 15/15 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Antelopes have a season long field goal percentage of 49%, which is 63rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 193rd in percentage and 223rd in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Grand Canyon defense is giving up an average of 68.6 points per contest. Grand Canyon’s three-point defense is currently 76th in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.2% of their shots vs. Grand Canyon.
Can the Trailblazers Pull the Upset at Home?
Utah Tech comes into tonight’s matchup with a record of 6-8 and are currently on a five-game losing streak. So far, they are 1-2 at home this season and have been the underdog in eight of their 14 games.
In their last game, the Trailblazers faced off against Seattle and lost by a score of 70-53. Over their last ten games at home, Utah Tech is 5-5.
As the underdog, Utah Tech has gone 3-5 vs. the spread this season and has an ATS record of 5-7 overall. At home, the Trailblazers are just 1-2 vs. the spread this year and have gone 4-5 ATS in their last 10 home games. In their last three games as the underdog, Utah Tech is 0-3 vs. the spread.
Utah Tech’s over/under record this season is 5-7, and the average point total in their games is 142.2. Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (143.6), and 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 159 points.
Utah Tech offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 53 points against Seattle. In that game, they made 4/19 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 37%. In terms of offense, the Trailblazers have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 263rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 82nd in percentage and 229th in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Utah Tech defense is giving up an average of 75.9 points per contest. Utah Tech will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Seattle to just 39% shooting in their most recent game.