The Trailblazers and Antelopes are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Antelopes will host the game at GCU Arena in Phoenix, AZ. This Western Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 149 points, and Grand Canyon is favored to win by -19.5 at home vs. Utah Tech.

UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS VS GRAND CANYON ANTELOPES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Tech Trailblazers +19.5

This game will be played at GCU Arena at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 81-66 in favor of the Antelopes.
  • Even though we have Grand Canyon winning straight-up, we like Utah Tech at +19.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 147 points.

Can the Trailblazers Grab a Win in Phoenix?

Utah Tech will look to build on their two-game winning streak when they face Grand Canyon on the road. So far this season, they have gone 10-14, including a 6-7 record in the Western Athletic Conference. On the road, their record is 3-10.

As the underdog, Utah Tech has gone 5-12 this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is -11.9, and they have lost their last seven road games. In their most recent game, they defeated California Baptist by a score of 85-78.

Utah Tech has an ATS record of 11-12 this season, including a mark of 4-9 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Trailblazers have gone 7-10 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Utah Tech has a record of 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 149 is higher than the average over/under line in Utah Tech’s games this season (145.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 150 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Utah Tech offense tallied 85 points in a matchup against California Baptist. Their field goal percentage for the game was 61.2%, and they made 3 threes. On the offensive front, the Trailblazers have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 207th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 155th in terms of percentage and 272nd in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Trailblazers’ defense is positioned 261st in the country, permitting 76.3 points per game. Utah Tech’s three-point defense is currently 126th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.0% of their shots vs. Utah Tech.

Taking a Look at the Antelopes Chances at Home

Grand Canyon is 22-2 overall and 12-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. They are 13-1 at home this season and have won their last 11 games at home. The Antelopes’ average scoring margin at home is +14.6, and they have gone 19-2 this season as the favorite.

In their last game, Grand Canyon won 94-65 against Southern Utah. Over their last 10 games at home, they are a perfect 10-0.

Grand Canyon has an overall ATS record of 13-9-1 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 7-6-1 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 149 is higher than the average OU line in Grand Canyon’s games this year (145.8). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 164 points.

The Grand Canyon offense is coming off a game where they scored 94 points against Southern Utah. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.4% and connected on 8 threes. The top scorer for the Antelopes was Tyon Grant-Foster with 18 points, while Jovan Blacksher also added 18 to the scoreboard.

The Antelopes’ defense is presently ranked 64th nationally, allowing an average of 67.5 points per contest. Against Southern Utah in their most recent game, the Grand Canyon defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Southern Utah to hit 44% of their shots.