Nevada Wolf Pack vs Grand Canyon Antelopes Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs Grand Canyon Antelopes
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: GCU Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Nevada (-2)
GCU Arena is the venue where and the Grand Canyon Antelopes (3-0) will play the Nevada Wolf Pack (3-1) on Friday. Nevada opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 140.5.
Nevada steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 3-1 this year. The Wolf Pack are connecting on 35.0% on three-point shots (28 of 80) and 70.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 65.3 pts per contest (254th in D-1) on 40.0% from the field. They turn the ball over 15.3 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Nevada is pulling down 43.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 51 assists for the campaign, which is 175th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Wolf Pack are forcing their opponents into 10.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.5 fouls. They are surrendering 29.5% on 3-point shots while they are 86th in college hoops in opponents PPG (64.3). The Wolf Pack defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 34.7% (86 of 248) and they surrender 37.5 boards per contest as a team. They are 186th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 54 surrendered for the campaign.
The Nevada Wolf Pack faced the San Francisco Dons and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 85-60 in their last game. Nevada walked away from the contest with a 31.6% field goal percentage (18 of 57) and made 4 of their 17 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Wolf Pack knocked down 20 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 31 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 dimes in the matchup while getting 3 steals and 5 rejections. Pertaining to defending, Nevada allowed 31.6% from the floor on 18 of 57. San Francisco dished out 17 assists and 7 steals for the game. Furthurmore, the Dons had 28 rebounds (2 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. San Francisco finished 70.6% when shooting free throws by burying 12 of 17 attempts. They also buried 15 of 34 tries from distance.
Grant Sherfield is one player who played a role in this game. He accounted for 12 points on 3 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins played and snagged 2 rebounds. Sherfield walked away from this one shooting 30.0% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of court time in this game for the Wolf Pack was Desmond Cambridge. He grabbed 3 rebounds and also had 4 assists. He finished shooting 25.0% from the field in the game by shooting 3-of-12 (7 points). In all, Cambridge played 25 min.
Grand Canyon has a record of 3-0 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Antelopes are hitting on 51.8% from the floor, which is 65th in D-1. Grand Canyon has earned 251 points for the season (83.7 per game) and they pull in 49.3 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 17.3 times per contest (51st in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 11.3 times per game. The Antelopes commit 17.0 personal fouls every game and they go 56.4% from the charity stripe. The Antelopes on defense are ranked 14th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 55.0. The Grand Canyon defense surrenders 28.6% on 3-point attempts (22 of 77) and their opponents are knocking down 68.9% of their foul shots. They allow 9.7 dimes and 26.7 boards every game, ranking them 42nd and 7th in college basketball. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 33.1% from the field (6th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Grand Canyon Antelopes walked away with a victory by a final of 88-49 when they faced the MVSU Delta Devils. The Antelopes were able to collect 36 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards totaling 52 for this game. They stuffed 2 shots while getting 4 steals in this contest. The Delta Devils committed 17 fouls for this game which took the Antelopes to the free throw line for 15 tries. They were able to bury 5 of the free throws for a percentage of 33.3%. When talking about shots from downtown, Grand Canyon converted 7 of their 26 attempts (26.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Antelopes finished 38 for 69 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 55.1%. The Antelopes allowed the Delta Devils to make 17 out of 59 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 28.8% in the matchup. They finished shooting 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 13 out of 39 and finished the game at 2 of 6 from the free throw line (33.3%). When it comes to team rebounding, Grand Canyon permitted MVSU to snag 24 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Jovan Blacksher ended up being a factor for the Antelopes in this game. He converted 6 out of 12 for the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which gave him 13 points. Blacksher snagged 6 boards in his 29 minutes played and accumulated 6 assists for the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Grand Canyon was Alessandro Lever. He racked up 20 points in his 26 minutes played by way of 9 out of 15 shooting in this game. Lever wrapped this one up going 60.0% from the floor while also earning 2 assists and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Grand Canyon (+2)
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