Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Texans 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 141.5 points, and the Antelopes are the home favorites against the Texans in a Western Athletic conference matchup.
TARLETON STATE TEXANS VS GRAND CANYON ANTELOPES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Grand Canyon Antelopes -13
This game will be played at GCU Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE GRAND CANYON ANTELOPES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 87-62 in favor of the Antelopes.
- Not only will Grand Canyon pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -13.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 149 points.
Are the Texans Ready for a Road Win?
Through 15 games, Tarleton State is 10-5 overall and 3-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. The Texans have gone 7-4 in non-conference action compared to 3-4 on the road.
As an underdog this season, Tarleton State is 3-4, and the team has gone 3-7 on the road in its last 10 games. The Texans’ average scoring margin on the road this season is -7.7 points per game.
As the underdog, Tarleton State has gone 4-3 against the spread this season. On the road, the Texans are 4-3 vs. the spread this year, and they are 2-1 ATS in their last three road games.
Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Tarleton State’s games this season (135.2). So far, their over/under record is 7-5. The average scoring total in their games this year is 134.4 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 146 points.
The Tarleton State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 63 points vs. California Baptist. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.6% while connecting on 3 threes. Jakorie Smith is leading the team in scoring at 14.3 points per contest. Kiandre Gaddy has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.4 going into the game.
So far this season, the Tarleton State defense has been performing well, ranking 46th in the country at 65.0 points allowed per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Tarleton State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 26.4% this season.
Can the Antelopes Deliver Being Favored at Home?
Grand Canyon is 15-1 overall and 5-0 in Western Athletic Conference play. The Antelopes have won 11 games in a row and are 9-1 at home this season.
So far, Grand Canyon has been favored in 13 of its 16 games and has gone 12-1 in those contests. The Antelopes’ average scoring margin at home is +12.9, and they have won seven straight games at home.
Grand Canyon has an ATS record of 8-7 this season and is 6-7 vs. the spread when favored. Their home ATS mark is 5-5, and they have gone 0-2 ATS in their last three home games.
Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Grand Canyon’s games this season (146.2). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average of 149 points scored in those matchups.
In their recent matchup, the Grand Canyon offense ended with 74 points against Abilene Christian. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.1% and made 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Tyon Grant-Foster, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 20.9, while Rayshon Harrison also maintains a PPG average of 14.3 leading up to the game.
At present, the Antelopes’ defense is nationally ranked 97th, allowing 68.1 points per game. Grand Canyon’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Abilene Christian offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 64 points.