Colorado Buffaloes vs Grand Canyon Antelopes Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Grand Canyon Antelopes
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-13)
The Colorado Buffaloes (4-1) travel to T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Grand Canyon Antelopes (4-1). The spread on this contest has Colorado as 13-point favorites. The total is set at 136.5.
Colorado comes into this one with a win-loss record of 4-1 for the campaign. The Buffaloes are hitting 35.5% on shots from downtown (38 of 107) and 83.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 75.8 pts per game (130th in the country) while connecting on 45.6% from the floor. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.0 fouls per game. As a unit, Colorado is pulling down 39.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 77 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 185th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Buffaloes are forcing 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 18.7 fouls. They currently rank 115th in college basketball in giving up assists with 65 relinquished on the season. The Buffaloes are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 36.0% (121 of 336) and they relinquish 30.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They relinquish 29.7% on 3-point attempts while they are 12th in the nation in points per game allowed (56.3).
The Colorado Buffaloes stepped onto the hardwood against the Washington Huskies and walked away with a win by a score of 92-69 in their last game. Colorado ended the contest with a 48.3% field goal percentage (29 out of 60) and converted 8 out of their 20 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Buffaloes knocked down 26 of 28 attempts for a rate of 92.9%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 37 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 21 assists for this contest while having 2 steals and 2 rejections. Regarding the defense, Colorado allowed 48.3% from the field on 29 out of 60. Washington doled out 10 dimes and 7 steals for the game. Moreover, the Huskies pulled down 22 rebounds (6 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Washington finished 68.8% from the charity stripe by making 11 of their 16 attempts. They made 4 out of their 18 shots from distance.
Dallas Walton is someone who was a contributor in this contest. He had 22 points on 6 of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 17 mins played and grabbed 3 rebounds. Walton went 85.7% from the floor and also distributed 2 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Buffaloes was D'Shawn Schwartz. He totaled 2 boards and tallied 2 dimes. He ended up going 44.4% from the floor for the contest by shooting 4-of-9 (13 points). At the conclusion of this game, Schwartz played for 23 min.
Grand Canyon has a win-loss mark of 4-1 for the campaign. Grand Canyon has accounted for 408 points on the season (81.6 per game) and they pull in 42.2 boards per game. The Antelopes have committed 16.4 fouls per game and they connect on 67.3% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Antelopes are shooting 52.2% from the field, which is ranked 35th in college basketball. They are assisting teammates 15.6 times per game (79th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per game. The Antelopes defensively are ranked 67th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 63.5. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.9% from the field (61st in D-1). The Grand Canyon defense gives up 32.9% on shots from beyond the arc (52 of 158) and opponents are knocking down 69.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 9.8 dimes and 28.5 total boards per game, which is ranked 33rd and 18th in those categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Grand Canyon Antelopes took a loss by a final score of 68-65 against the San Francisco Dons. The Antelopes were able to snag 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in the matchup. They stuffed 3 tries while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Dons committed 16 fouls for the game which took the Antelopes to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of them for a percentage of 53.8%. In reference to three-point attempts, Grand Canyon made 2 of their 14 tries (14.3%). When the game finished, the Antelopes finished shooting 28 out of 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.1%. The Antelopes allowed the Dons to knock down 23 out of 57 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.4% in this game. They finished 37.8% from three-point range by hitting 14 out of 37 and ended up going 8 of 16 at the charity stripe (50.0%). Regarding attacking the glass, Grand Canyon allowed San Francisco to snag 26 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Jovan Blacksher ended up playing a lot for the Antelopes for the contest. He buried 4 of 12 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 33.3%, which had him sitting at 10 points. Blacksher collected 2 rebounds in his 38 minutes and totaled 9 assists for this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Grand Canyon was Asbjorn Midtgaard. He left the arena with 18 points in his 34 minutes played by going 9 of 11 from the floor in the matchup. Midtgaard walked away from this one going 81.8% from the field and also earning 2 dimes and 10 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Grand Canyon (+13) and under 136.5 points
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