Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Lumberjacks and Antelopes. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPNU, and it’s hosted by the Antelopes at GCU Arena in Phoenix, AZ. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 141 points, and Grand Canyon is favored by -11.5 to win at home against Stephen F. Austin.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LUMBERJACKS VS GRAND CANYON ANTELOPES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks +11.5

This game will be played at GCU Arena at 10:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LUMBERJACKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-71 in favor of the Antelopes.
  • Even though we have Grand Canyon winning straight-up, we like Stephen F. Austin at +11.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can the Lumberjacks Grab a Win in Phoenix?

Stephen F. Austin enters this game as an 11.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-7 in games as the underdog this season. They are also 4-7 on the road this season, and they have lost four straight games away from home.

Overall, Stephen F. Austin is 15-13 this season, and they have gone 7-9 in Western Athletic Conference games. They have gone 8-4 in non-conference games, and they are currently on a four-game losing streak.

Stephen F. Austin has struggled against the spread this season, posting a 6-19 record. On the road, their ATS mark sits at 2-9. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lumberjacks are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Stephen F. Austin games is 13-12 and today’s line of 141 is lower than the average OU line in their games (145.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 123 points and their OU record across their last 10 games is 3-7.

Coming off their recent game, the Stephen F. Austin offense tallied 62 points in a matchup against Utah Valley. Their field goal percentage for the game was 38.9%, and they made 8 threes. The top scorer for the Lumberjacks was Nana Antwi-Boasiako with 17 points, while Latrell Jossell also chipped in with 16 points.

Currently, the Lumberjacks’ defense holds the 126th rank in the nation, allowing 70.6 points per game. Against Utah Valley, the Lumberjacks’ defense gave up 71 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Utah Valley only made 8 free-throws.

Can Grand Canyon Pull Off a Home Win?

Grand Canyon enters this game with a record of 25-4 and a 15-3 mark in the Western Athletic Conference. The Antelopes are 16-1 at home this season and have won their last 14 games at home.

For the season, Grand Canyon has been favored in 26 of its 29 games and has a record of 22-4 as the favorite. The Antelopes have a scoring margin of +14.6 points per game at home.

Grand Canyon has an ATS record of 14-13-1 this season, including an 8-8-1 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Antelopes are just 5-5 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 3-5-1 over their last 10 contests.

Today’s over/under line of 141 is lower than the average over/under line in Grand Canyon’s games this year (145.8). So far, the over/under record in their games is 15-13. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

In contrast to their season average of 79.9 points per game, the Grand Canyon had a below average performance. They scored 72 points against Texas-Rio Grande Valley and had a field goal percentage of 50%. Offensively, the Antelopes have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 113rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 176th in percentage and 212nd in three-pointers made.

So far this season, the Grand Canyon defense has been performing well, ranking 62nd in the country at 67.5 points allowed per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.9 threes per game vs. Stephen F. Austin. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.1%.